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Votos Presidente por Provincia Ecuador segunda vuelta 2017
Results of the second round:
     Moreno/Glas      Lasso/Páez
A Lenín Moreno (Transmisión del Mando Presidencial Ecuador 2017) (cropped)
Lenín Moreno won the election narrowly beating Guillermo Lasso

2017 general elections were held in Ecuador on 19 February 2017 alongside a referendum on tax havens.

Background

Voters elected a new President and National Assembly.

Incumbent President Rafael Correa of the PAIS Alliance was not eligible for re-election, having served two terms. In the first round of the presidential elections, PAIS Alliance candidate Lenín Moreno received 39% of the vote. Although he was more than 10% ahead of his nearest rival, Guillermo Lasso of the Creating Opportunities party, Moreno was just short of the 40% threshold required to avoid a run-off.

As a result, a second round was held on 2 April. In the second round Moreno was elected president with 51.16% of the vote.

Results

Candidate Party First round Second round
Votes % Votes %
Lenín Moreno PAIS Alliance 3,716,343 39.36 5,062,018 51.16
Guillermo Lasso Creating Opportunities 2,652,403 28.09 4,833,389 48.84
Cynthia Viteri Social Christian Party 1,540,903 16.32
Paco Moncayo National Agreement for Change 634,033 6.71
Abdalá Bucaram, Jr. Fuerza Ecuador 455,187 4.82
Iván Espinel Molina Fuerza Compromiso Social 299,840 3.18
Patricio Zuquilanda Duque Patriotic Society Party 72,679 0.77
Washington Pesántez Movimiento Unión Ecuatoriana 71,107 0.75
Invalid/blank votes 1,022,812 740,167
Total 10,470,174 100 10,635,574 100
Registered voters/turnout 12,816,698 81.63 12,816,698 82.98
Source: CNE , CNE
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