Ecuador will recount almost 1.3 million ballots from the country’s presidential election earlier this month, 12 percent of the total, the National Electoral Council (CNE) has said. Socialist Lenin Moreno won the April 2 second round with a 51.15 percent share — more than 226,000 votes ahead of his conservative rival Guillermo Lasso, who has alleged fraud, refused to accept the result and asked for a full recount. In a statement issued late Thursday, the electoral council said it approved a “recount of the votes corresponding to the disputed tallies” to be held Tuesday.
A total of 1,275,450 votes will be recounted — 12 percent of the 10,637,996 votes cast.
Lasso, a right-wing former banker, dismissed the announcement.
“We will not accept anything less than the opening of all ballot boxes for the recount of all votes,” he said in a statement.