Posted On 04 Apr 2017
Until 17:00 yesterday, the National Electoral Council (CNE) finished the count in 15 of the 24 provinces of the country, with 99.46% of the votes counted. The Moreno-Glas binomial, of the Alianza PAIS (PA) party, obtained 51.17% of votes, compared to the 48.83% achieved by the Lasso-Páez binomial, of the CREO-SUMA Alliance.
According to these preliminary results of the CNE, the provinces of the Coast turned out to be, as in the first round of elections, held on February 19, the bastion of Moreno. Once again, the government´s party candidate won in all the coastal provinces during Sunday´s runoff election, including the most populated of the country, which is Guayas, with 1’240,564 votes (52%), compared to the 1’145,360 (48%) votes obtained by Lasso.
In Manabi Moreno scored the highest number of votes with a 66.82% (641,376), compared to the 33.18% (318,462) obtained by CREO, which instead got the victory in seven provinces of the highlands, including Pichincha, where it got the 52.22% of votes (934,081).
The Amazon provinces also favored Lasso, who managed to stay ahead of Moreno, even in the latter’s home province, Orellana, where he obtained the 55.69% with 50,405 votes, compared to the 44.31% achieved by the AP candidate, who only won in Sucumbíos. Lasso triumphed in Zamora, Pastaza, Napo and Morona.
Meanwhile, the Citizen Participation Corporation’s rapid count confirmed yesterday the 50.8% of votes for AP versus the 49.2% for the CREO-SUMA alliance.