February 21, 2017 / 7:50 PM / 3 years ago

Ecuador vote goes to April runoff between leftist, ex-banker: official

QUITO (Reuters) - Ecuador’s presidential election will go to a second round pitting leftist government candidate Lenin Moreno against conservative former banker Guillermo Lasso, the electoral council said on Tuesday.

Preliminary results from Sunday’s first round show Moreno winning but having to face Lasso again in an April 2 runoff. When asked if that could change, electoral body president Juan Pablo Pozo told reporters: “No, it’s not possible.”

Reporting by Alexandra Ulmer and Alexandra Valencia; Editing by Andrew Cawthorne and James Dalgleish

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