Posted On 20 Feb 2017
Thousands of protesters still remain at the headquarters of the National Electoral Council in Quito and Guayaquil this morning, demanding transparency in the vote counting. The incidents intensified after the President of the Guayas Electoral Council, Gabriela Muñoz, ordered the suspension of the counting and reinstatement at 03h00 on Monday.
Despite the hour, young people continue protesting, summoned through social networks.
In Quito, the protesters are led by the vice presidential candidate for the CREO party, Andrés Páez. In the capital, the protest began around 9:00 pm, when thousands of CREO supporters arrived in the vicinity of the CNE to demand respect for the suffrage.
In the website of the CNE, the count has stopped from 81.4% of the votes.