Ecuador Election: Fraud Alleged As Protesters Scuffle

A row has erupted over Ecuador’s presidential elections after early results projected victory for the incumbent party’s candidate.

Results show former vice president Lenin Moreno of the Socialist Party has 51.12% of the vote, with just 4% of districts still waiting to be counted.

But challenger Guillermo Lasso had already begun celebrations after an exit poll predicted his victory.

He demanded a recount, and called on supporters to take to the streets.

He also alleged electoral fraud had been used to grant victory to his opponent.

In a series of tweets, he told the public to “peacefully defend your vote” and said he was “going to defend the will of the people”.

Final official results have yet to be announced.

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