Posted On 21 Feb 2017
When the first results of the vote counting of the National Electoral Council (CNE) were announced, Lenin Moreno, the candidate for the presidency representing the Alianza PAIS party, admitted the possibility of a ‘second ballot.’ He also criticized his rival Guillermo Lasso, of the CREO-SUMA alliance, whom he described as “a wealthy man who became wealthy through orphans, old people, poor people, widows. A rich man who wants to be president to add an experience to his resume.”
In the early hours of Monday, Moreno was interviewed in three television networks, where he said he aspired to reach 40% of votes to win in the first round because, according to CNE statistics, he obtained 39.11% of votes, while Lasso the 28.30%.
He highlighted his image ensuring that his “cover letter” is having led the Manuela Espejo Mission.
“Your cover letter,” he said to Lasso, “is the banking holiday, which exiled two million Ecuadorians because you were one of the culprits. It’s you and me. We will win in the second round if it happens of course, and you will remain as a loser,” he stated in an interview for the TC Television and Gama TV channels and the foreign network RT.
He is sure that he will triumph in a second round with the votes of presidential candidates Cynthia Viteri (PSC), Abdalá Bucaram Pulley (FE), Iván Espinel (Fuerza Social Commitment) and Paco Moncayo (National Accord for Change).
“My votes decreased as other candidates appeared … Those are votes are going to come back here,” he said confidently.