Protesters in Ecuador demand vote recount as fears of dictatorship increase

During last Sunday’s presidential election in Ecuador, exit polls had opposition candidate Guillermo Lasso ahead by several points as did the government’s official website. All of the sudden, the website went black and when it came back up, wannabe dictator Rafael Correa’s handpicked successor, Lenin (yes, he was named after that Lenin) Moreno was suddenly ahead and soon thereafter “proclaimed” the winner.

Considering the fact that Correa is a huge fan of Cuba’s communist dictatorship and an adherent of the Castro method of staying in power in perpetuity, there is no reason to believe the elections in Ecuador this past Sunday were fair and free. To the contrary, these elections look very similar to the ones orchestrated by Cuba in Venezuela where the Castro regime made certain that Hugo Chavez’s handpicked successor, Nicolas Maduro, was “elected” president.

Based on this and many other abnormalities, the fears of the Ecuadorean people are well founded.

Karina Martin in PanAm Post:

Protesters in Ecuador Demand Recount, Warn of “Dictatorship”

Opposition candidate Guillermo Lasso requested a recount of votes
Opposition candidate Guillermo Lasso requested a recount of votes

Following the announcement of the presidential victory of the ruling party’s candidate, Lenin Moreno, the Ecuadorian opposition have protested against the results due to an alleged “electoral fraud.”

Thousands of citizens, mostly supporters of the Movimiento CREO, have gathered outside the National Electoral Council (CNE), and have remained there since Sunday night, April 2.

However, on Tuesday, April 4th, the number of demonstrators increased after the ruling party candidate’s victory was announced.

“Democracy yes, no dictatorship” were part of the slogans that demonstrators shouted out loud.

The protests have not only taken place in the country’s capital, but also in other cities, including Ambato and Cuenca.

Intersections have been closed by young people setting up campfires and black flags can be seen on the street held by citizens who are dissatisfied with the ruling party’s triumph.

The recount of votes was requested by the Ecuadorian people after opposition leader Lasso‘s assertion that there was “fraud” in the published results.

Today, Wednesday, April 5th, the opposition candidate from the party Creando Oportunidades (CREO), will present the technical and legal support to prove there was “fraud”, along with the director of the CREO, Cesar Monge, and a team of lawyers at the Hilton Colon hotel in Guayaquil.

Lasso already warned that he and his team predict that their request will be denied, but said that this would confirm the fraud.

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