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OAS Mission will observe recount of presidential runoff in Ecuador

  April 17, 2017

Tomorrow, April 18, the Electoral Observation Mission of the Organization of American States (OAS/EOM) in Ecuador will observe the recount of more than 1.2 million votes cast in the second round of the presidential elections. The National Electoral Council (CNE) will conduct the recount at the Coliseo Rumiñahui in Quito.

Following its observation of the presidential runoff on April 2, the OAS Mission remained in place and was present for the publication of the official results, as well as the presentation of appeals by political organizations.

In strict compliance with Ecuadorian law, the CNE determined that it would recount the 3.865 poll statements that had been challenged through official channels and which had a legal basis. These represent around 11.2% of the total vote. The Mission considers a vote recount of this magnitude and under these norms to be an exercise in transparency.

The OAS/EOM calls on all political organizations to be present during the recount so that they can obtain first-hand data and provide accurate and reliable information to their supporters.

Reference: E-032/17