Unasur Ratifies Transparency of Ecuador's Vote Recount
Quito, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) International observers from the Union of South American Nations (Unasur) have ratified the transparency of the vote recount following the second round of the recently held presidential elections in Ecuador.
The mission of observers from Unasur confirmed in a press release Thursday that it is still supervising the process with four highly technical teams; both the first round of elections on February 19 and the run-off on April 2.
They also observed the first vote recount on April 8, and the second on April 18 when electoral workers recounted 11,2 percent of the ballots.
'The recount was all normal, under the presence of national and international observers, communication media and delegates from the political organizations in the nation,' the release stresses.
Unasur also admits that during the voting days, the Electoral National Council (CNE) had the necessary human, technical and logistic resources to carry out the elections and make sure the contending parties to monitor the balloting, to observe the handling of the electoral information and to file in legal claims.
Unasur included in its team of observers Uruguayan former president Jose Mujica and Colombian expert Alexander Vega, president of Colombia's electoral council, who was in charge of the technical part of the observing process.
In the two election rounds the winners were Lenin Moreno and Jorge Glas, candidates for the ruling PAIS Alliance, with 51.16 percent of the votes, ratified two days ago after the recount of 1,275,450 ballots.
Opposition coalition CREO-SUMA obtained 48.84 percent of the ballots.
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