The current president, Rafael Correa, a candidate for reelection with Jorge Glas as his vice president, by Alianza PAIS, won the presidential election with 58.8% of the total votes, followed by Guillermo Lasso with 20% of total votes and third Lucio Gutierrez, with 5.7% of the vote, according to exit poll data from pollster Cedatos, which are unofficial and were published at 17h00 by the media Ecuavisa, El Universo and El Comercio.
The exit poll survey, conducted in 18,000 people in 23 provinces of the country, Alvaro Noboa ranks fourth with 3.3%, followed by candidates Mauricio Rodas, Alberto Acosta, Nelson Zavala and Norman Wray, with percentages of 3 or fewer points. Spoiled ballots were 3.2% and 1.2% were white.
The official vote count has started throughout the country and is expected in the next few hours the National Electoral Council deliver the first results. In the election it was also chosen 137 national and provincial assembly members, and five Andean Parliament.
The exit poll of public Gama TV, EcuadorTV, TCMicanal and Rafael Correa declared the winner with 58.8% of the votes, followed by Guillermo Lasso 23.1%, Lucio Gutiérrez 5.5%, Álvaro Noboa 3.6%, Mauricio Rodas 3.3%, Alberto Acosta 3%, and Norman Wray 1.4%, Nelson Zavala with 1.3%. These figures were provided by the Center for Research and Specialized Studies (CIEES).