Monday, April 3, 2017
A Break for Julian Assange
Lenín Moreno, aformer vice president of Ecuador, appeared headed to a second-round win in the country’s presidential election on Sunday, reports The New York Times.
With more than 90 percent of the votes counted, Moreno, a close ally of departing President Rafael Correa, had won 51 percent of the vote, while his opponent, Guillermo Lasso had won 49 percent, according to early figures published by Ecuador’s electoral commission.
While Moreno quickly declared victory on Sunday night, his opponent did not concede, saying all the votes needed to be counted.
Lasso had said if he were elected he would evict Assange within 30 days of taking office.
Moreno is seen as continuing Correa's "Citizens' Revolution" and would allow Assange to stay in the embassy.
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