Following a recount of almost 1.3 million votes in Ecuador, the electoral council has confirmed left-wing candidate Lenín Moreno as the winner of the presidential poll held on 2 April.
The recount slightly boosted Mr Moreno’s margin over his conservative rival, Guillermo Lasso.
Mr Lasso had demanded a full recount citing allegations of fraud but the national electoral council only agreed to a recount of 10% of the votes.
Cue Capt. Louis,
Where’s the OAS?
But monitors from the Organization of American States said they considered “a recount of this magnitude and under these norms to be an exercise in transparency”.
More like an exercise in futility.
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