Ecuador’s National Electoral Council announced Sunday that the presidential vote recount was finished, saying it would make an official announcement of results Monday. For days, Lasso and his CREO-SUMA coalition have claimed the elections were “fraudulent” and “rigged” in favor of Moreno, despite the fact that the Organization of American States international observers found “no discrepancies between the observed records and the official data” from the National Electoral Council. Since the election, Argentina, Paraguay, Panama, Mexico, Bolivia, Peru, Chile, El Salvador, Colombia and Venezuela and even the U.S. have all congratulated Moreno on his election win.
But Lasso has refused to admit clear defeat, instead inciting violent protests in several cities across Ecuador, demanding a recount the rest of the region doesn’t believe is necessary.
However, CNE’s President Juan Pablo Pozo said on Twitter that 100 percent of the votes were recounted, leaving no other options for the opposition than to either accept the results or appeal.