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Moreno wins Ecuador election

Ruling party presidential candidate Lenin Moreno has won the general election in Ecuador, narrowly beating socialist party candidate Guillermo Lasso, ensuring the country's left-leaning ways continue.

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Lenin Moreno is expected to continue with his predecessor’s pro-mining policies (photo: Agencia de Noticias ANDES)

Lasso, who got 48.83% of votes compared with Moreno’s 51.17%, did not accept the result and was quick to declare electoral fraud.