Posted On 07 Jun 2017
Guillermo Lasso, the former presidential hopeful of the opposition during the runoff election, today denounced a “brazen fraud” in those elections, power, he said, “harassed the independent press.” Lasso participated today in the X Atlantic Forum, organized by the International Foundation for Freedom, entitled “Ibero-America: The Threat of Populism,” hosted by the Peruvian writer and winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature Mario Vargas Llosa.
The program was also attended by Cuban journalist Yoani Sánchez and Cristian Larroulet, former Minister of the Presidency of Chile during the government of Sebastián Piñera.
Lasso insisted on denouncing the “frightening fraud” that occurred in the presidential elections both during the campaign, with the harassment of the official media and in the counting of votes, where there was a data “blackout,” he said.
Lasso said that Ecuador’s government of the last ten years, presided over by Rafael Correa, converted the great bonanza generated by the high oil prices and the low cost of money in “a great waste of money and corruption.” (I).