Ecuador presidential hopeful promises to evict Julian Assange from embassy. Presidential candidate Guillermo Lasso says costly asylum no longer justified. WikiLeaks founder has been living at London embassy for four and a half years
Julian Assange will be given a month’s notice to leave the Ecuadorian embassy if the country’s main opposition candidate wins the presidency in next week’s election.
In an interview with the Guardian, Guillermo Lasso, of the rightwing Creo-Suma alliance, said it was time for the WikiLeaks founder to move on because his asylum was expensive and no longer justified.
The Correa-designated candidate, Lenín Moreno (yes. Lenin for you), is ahead in the polls, but odds are the election will go to a runoff.
Tiko-Tiko the clown is also running for congress under Correa’s party.