Julian Assange Safe As Leftist Moreno Defeats Banker Lasso; Recount Demanded

Update: according to Telesur, Lenin Moreno has won the Ecuadorian presidential election Sunday. With 94 percent of the vote counted, Lenin defeated former banker Guillermo Lasso, candidate for the right-wing alliance with 51.15 percent to 48.85 percent, according to results issued by the country’s National Electoral Council on Sunday at 8:20 p.m. The CNE said it was a transparent and successful election process. A victory for Moreno means that Assange will be safe from expulsion from Ecuador’s London embassy for the immediate future.

Meanwhile, Lasso has disputed the result and asked for a recount, setting the stage for potential protests in the historically turbulent Andean nation.

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