"Delegates from our political alliance will challenge the results", Lasso said.
Ecuadorian presidential candidate Guillermo Lasso said that he can not accept the official figures pointing to victory for ruling-party hopeful Lenin Moreno.
The ex-banker of the CREO-SUMA coalition who called himself a victor after a polling-in poll, which favored him at the close of the vote, denounced fraud attempt from Guayaquil, where he was born.
The opposition candidate in Ecuador's presidential election, Guillermo Lasso, filed on Monday a case alleging electoral fraud with the Organization of American States (OAS).
"This is very sickening, we're not going to allow it", said Lasso, who called on supporters to protest the results peacefully but firmly. A representative of the South American nation's oligarchy and one of its nost powerful banking figures, Lasso proposed a series of anti-poor neoliberal policies that woudl reverse sociap gains under Correa.
Assange has enjoyed refuge in the Ecuadorean embassy at the pleasure of President Rafael Correa, a vocal critic of the United States. Voters looked poised to kick out the leftists who have ruled for a decade and hand power to conservative banker Lasso.
With more than 99 percent of polling places counted, Moreno had 51 percent of the vote while Lasso stood at just under 49 percent.
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After casting his ballot in his native Guayaquil, Lasso said he voted "for change, so Ecuador can recover its freedom".
Ruling party candidate Lenin Moreno has won Ecuador's presidential runoff, according to an official quick count by electoral authorities, although his rival is seeking a recount after three exit polls showed him winning by a comfortable margin.
"We will exhaust all of the political and judicial means, in Ecuador and overseas, to ensure respect for the popular will that asked for CHANGE", he said.
If apprehended by the Swedes, Assange has said he could eventually end up in the United States, where he could be charged and tried over the leak of confidential U.S. documents to the public via WikiLeaks.
Ecuador's President Rafael Correa, right, bites into a birthday a cake during the Change of Guard Ceremony in Quito, Ecuador, Monday, April 3, 2017. Although he backs Assange's continuation at the embassy, Moreno said he would ask him to to "be very delicate when he addresses worldwide politics, especially regarding countries with which we have good relations", according to Latin American news outlet teleSUR.
But his conservative opponent, Guillermo Lasso, plans to object to Sunday's vote - he says the numbers don't add up, citing an exit poll that had showed him in the lead.
"They've crossed a line", Lasso told supporters in his coastal hometown of Guayaquil. "I will be the president of everyone and you will help me", Moreno said in a statement.