Ecuador's ruling party candidate leads presidential runoff polls
Ecuador’s ruling party candidate leads presidential runoff polls
Source: Xinhua 2017-03-10 14:52:55
QUITO, March 9 (Xinhua) — The presidential candidate of Ecuador’s ruling party Lenin Moreno is leading the polls before a runoff vote on April 2, showed survey results released on Thursday.
In the first round, Moreno of the progressive PAIS Alliance garnered 39.36 percent of the votes, falling just shy of the 40 percent with a 10 percentage point difference needed to secure an outright win.
Guillermo Lasso, the candidate of the conservative coalition CREO-SUMA alliance got 28.09 percent of the votes, with the remainder shared by six other candidates.
More than 12.8 million Ecuadorians are eligible to vote in the race to elect a successor of President Rafael Correa, who has been in power since 2007.Mom Cat likes this
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