Indigenous candidate charges fraud to exclude him from Ecuador’s second round vote

According to Pérez, "a fraud is being conspired (…) to prevent us from reaching the second round".

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Monday, February 8th, Indigenous candidate Yaku Pérez, disputing with banker Guilherme Lasso a place on the second round of presidential elections in Ecuador, denounced an alleged fraud attempt to exclude him from the race.

With 98.70% of the votes counted, according to the National Electoral Council (CNE), economist Andrés Arauz, political heir to former socialist President Rafael Correa (2007-2017), emerges as the leader after the first round . . .

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