After a Divisive Presidential Election, Ecuador Could Find Reconciliation a Tall Order

Lenin Moreno, Ecuador's president-elect, during a campaign event, Quito, Ecuador, March 30, 2017 (AP photo by Dolores Ochoa).
Lenin Moreno, Ecuador's president-elect, during a campaign event, Quito, Ecuador, March 30, 2017 (AP photo by Dolores Ochoa).
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On Sunday, April 2, Ecuadoreans returned to the polls to elect their president in a second round of voting after a highly contentious campaign season. During the first-round ballot, former Vice President Lenin Moreno won 39.2 percent of the vote, just shy of the 40 percent required to avoid a runoff. His challenger in the second round was banker Guillermo Lasso, who won approximately 28 percent of the first-round vote. The campaign for the second round was divisive and at times became a referendum on controversial outgoing president, Rafael Correa. Voters struggled to muster excitement for either candidate. In fact, […]

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