Posted On 22 Feb 2017
With 98.5% of the votes counted, until 6:13 am of Wednesday, Lenin Moreno has 39.33% of the votes and Guillermo Lasso 28.19%, according to a report on the website of the National Electoral Council (CNE) ).
The president of the National Electoral Council (CNE), Juan Pablo Pozo, announced on television the current result the total count.
Ecuadorian regulations establish that a candidate requires 50% plus one of the votes or at least 40% and a difference of ten integers figures over the second, to be proclaimed winner and win the presidency.
The small margin that separates Moreno’s vote from the 40% threshold has generated uncertainty and tension, and even Pozo himself, in an earlier statement, pointed out that the statistical trend did not augur that the ruling party would exceed the minimum required.