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Tag: Lenin Moreno

  • Friday, August 4th 2017 - 07:26 UTC

    Ecuadorean vice president stripped of his authority over corruption allegations

    Moreno said loyalty implies serving the country in unity, ”which has not been duly (carried out) by the vice president,” according to the decree.

    Ecuadorean President Lenin Moreno stripped his vice president of his authority Thursday over corruption allegations that emerged amid a battle for power within their ruling leftist coalition. In a signed decree, Moreno said he was withdrawing all the tasks that had been assigned to Vice President Jorge Glas since both took office in May, which included overseeing a production council and earthquake reconstruction.

  • Friday, April 7th 2017 - 12:18 UTC

    Ecuador's ruling party accepts a recount of votes as demanded by the opposition

    Guillermo Lasso, a former banker and Ecuador’s conservative challenger for the presidency, who recorded 48.86% of the vote, has been alleging fraud

    In a surprise move, Ecuador’s ruling party, Country Alliance, has called for a recount of the votes cast in the weekend’s presidential election. Its candidate, Lenin Moreno, had won the election by the narrowest margin, with 51.16% of the vote.

  • Tuesday, April 4th 2017 - 10:27 UTC

    International observers didn't find evidence of fraud in Ecuador´s presidential runoff

    With 99.5% of votes counted, Lenin Moreno, Ecuador’s ex vice president, had 51.17% support compared to 48.83% for conservative ex-banker Guillermo Lasso

    International election observers didn’t find evidence of fraud in Ecuador’s presidential vote, the Organization of American States said on Monday, despite claims from the opposition that it was cheated after the ruling party’s candidate declared victory in a narrow race.

  • Monday, April 3rd 2017 - 08:05 UTC

    Incumbent candidate winning in Ecuador's presidential runoff

    Moreno, designated heir to a decade of President Correa’s “21st-century socialism,” had 51.07% of the vote to 48.93% for conservative ex-banker Guillermo Lasso

    Socialist candidate Lenin Moreno had a slim lead Sunday in Ecuador’s presidential runoff, setting up a tense wait for the final count in a race that could change the political map of Latin America.Moreno, the designated heir to a decade of President Rafael Correa’s “21st-century socialism,” had 51.07% of the vote to 48.93% for conservative ex-banker Guillermo Lasso, with 94.2% of districts reporting, said the National Electoral Council.

  • Saturday, April 1st 2017 - 23:40 UTC

    Will Ecuador confirm the conservative-turn-tendency in South America?

    Moreno beat pro-business banker Lasso by more than 10 points in the eight-way first round in February. But 60% of voters opted for candidates opposing Moreno

    Voters in Ecuador will be going to the polls on Sunday for the presidential runoff and a choice between a traditional South American leftist and a conservative ex-banker, that will steer the oil exporting country for the next four years. It will also show if South Americans are effectively abandoning populist ideas as happened in Argentina, Peru and Brazil.

  • Monday, March 27th 2017 - 05:12 UTC

    Correa´s candidate headed for victory in Ecuador presidential runoff next Sunday

     Cedatos poll showed incumbent Lenin Moreno ahead with 52.4% of the vote compared to opposition leader Guillermo Lasso‘s 47.6%

    The latest release of public opinion polls ahead of next Sunday's (April 2) presidential runoff in Ecuador show the ruling party candidate Lenin Moreno winning by a margin of 4.5 percentage points. The Cedatos poll conducted between March 18th and 21st, showed the ruling party candidate with 52.4% of the vote compared to opposition leader Guillermo Lasso‘s 47.6% (a 4.8% difference).

  • Thursday, February 23rd 2017 - 09:49 UTC

    Ecuador presidential run off next 2 April confirmed by electoral authorities

    Moreno led the field in Sunday's election with 39.4% of votes, while Lasso finished second at 28.1%. Moreno fell just short of the 40% threshold needed

    Ecuador's electoral commission has formally ruled that a runoff election will be needed to choose a successor for socialist President Rafael Correa. The body's announcement on Wednesday confirms its earlier indication that ruling party candidate Lenin Moreno and conservative former banker Guillermo Lasso will face off in an April 2 vote.

  • Tuesday, February 21st 2017 - 09:13 UTC

    Delay in releasing electoral results triggers turmoil in Ecuador

    Late Monday hundreds of Lasso supporters hunkered down in heavy rain outside the National Electoral Council for a second night to demand a runoff be confirmed

    Tension mounted as vote counting in Ecuador's presidential election dragged into a third day on Tuesday, with supporters and opponents of outgoing President Rafael Correa trading heated accusations. With the last ballots trickling in from Sunday's election, ruling party candidate Lenin Moreno had a little over 39% of the votes and an almost 11-point lead over conservative Guillermo Lasso, a former banker who finished second.

  • Thursday, January 3rd 2013 - 20:24 UTC

    Opinion polls anticipate a windfall re-election vote for Correa in Ecuador

    Correa could become the successor of Chavez in South America

    President Rafael Correa has 60.6% of vote intention ahead of the February Executive and Legislative elections, which virtually ensures his re-election. He is followed by runner up and banker Guillermo Lasso with only 11.2% according to the latest public opinion poll release from Perfiles de Opinion.

  • Thursday, January 3rd 2013 - 20:18 UTC

    Unprecedented: Ecuador’s Correa on a month’s leave to campaign for re-election

    Vice President Lenin Moreno. “The entire government infrastructure still holds” and a leave gives Correa more freedom of movement

    Ecuador's Congress voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to grant President Rafael Correa a month-long leave of absence while he campaigns to be the first Ecuadorean leader in more than a century to hold the presidency for more than a single term.