Ecuador Elections: Arauz And Lasso Advance To Second Round
Above photo: According to the CNE, over 80,97 percent of the electoral roll participated in the elections. Twitter/ @AgenciaTelam.
With 100 percent of the ballot records processed, the electoral body reported that the Union for Hope (UNES) Andres Arauz won with 32.72 percent of the votes while Lasso received 19.74 percent.
Ecuador’s National Electoral Council (CNE) confirmed on Friday that Creating Opportunities’ (CREO) candidate Guillermo Lasso would face the first-round winner Andres Arauz on the second round of the presidential elections on April 11.
With 100 percent of the ballot records processed, the electoral body reported that the Union for Hope (UNES) Andres Arauz won with 32.72 percent of the votes while Lasso received 19.74 percent. This after the preliminary results were challenged by Pachacutik candidate Yaku Pérez, alleging fraud. Pérez ended third.
Con el 100% de las actas procesadas y computadas la segunda vuelta se daría entre @ecuarauz y @LassoGuillermo. La presidenta del @cnegobec ha indicado que faltan algunas actas con inconsistencia del exterior para finalizar el escrutinio y proclamar los resultados @teleSURtv pic.twitter.com/8RygGDnkCy
— Denisse Herrera (@denisseteleSUR) February 19, 2021
However, the CNE authorities said that some packages from abroad with assembly members’ votes still have to be counted. Hence, the ultimate announcement will take place over the weekend.
According to the CNE, over 80,97 percent of the electoral roll participated in the elections. Despite extremely long lines, ballots missing, and widespread mismanagement of polling stations in Ecuador and abroad on election day last February 7.
#FromTheSouth News Bits | Ecuador's presidential candidate, Andrés Arauz, visited the United States to hold a meeting with Ecuadorian migrants before April's second round of voting. @EbravoteleSUR pic.twitter.com/9afVeG1k7A
— teleSUR English (@telesurenglish) February 17, 2021