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Ruling party candidate declared victor in Ecuador election

  • Ecuador's President Elect Lenin Moreno, right, sits next to his Vice-President Jorge Glas, at a press conference after their electoral victory in Quito, Ecuador, Tuesday, April 4, 2017. Juan Pablo Pozo, president of the electoral council, announced the razor-thin election win by Moreno in a nationwide broadcast on radio and television. He said the results were “official, irreversible” with 99.65 percent of the votes counted. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)

    Ecuador's President Elect Lenin Moreno, right, sits next to his Vice-President Jorge Glas, at a press conference after their electoral victory in Quito, Ecuador, Tuesday, April 4, 2017. Juan Pablo Pozo, president of the electoral council, announced the razor-thin election win by Moreno in a nationwide broadcast on radio and television. He said the results were “official, irreversible” with 99.65 percent of the votes counted. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)  (The Associated Press)

  • Ecuador's President Elect Lenin Moreno speaks to his campaign volunteers in Quito, Ecuador, Tuesday, April 4, 2017. Juan Pablo Pozo, president of the electoral council, announced the razor-thin election win by Moreno in a nationwide broadcast on radio and television. He said the results were “official, irreversible” with 99.65 percent of the votes counted. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)

    Ecuador's President Elect Lenin Moreno speaks to his campaign volunteers in Quito, Ecuador, Tuesday, April 4, 2017. Juan Pablo Pozo, president of the electoral council, announced the razor-thin election win by Moreno in a nationwide broadcast on radio and television. He said the results were “official, irreversible” with 99.65 percent of the votes counted. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)  (The Associated Press)

  • Ecuador's President Elect Lenin Moreno, center, celebrates with his Vice-President Jorge Glas, second right, and assemblymen Juan Serrano, left, and Carlos Viteri, right, their electoral victory, in Quito, Ecuador, Tuesday, April 4, 2017. Juan Pablo Pozo, president of the electoral council, announced the razor-thin election win by Moreno in a nationwide broadcast on radio and television. He said the results were “official, irreversible” with 99.65 percent of the votes counted. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)

    Ecuador's President Elect Lenin Moreno, center, celebrates with his Vice-President Jorge Glas, second right, and assemblymen Juan Serrano, left, and Carlos Viteri, right, their electoral victory, in Quito, Ecuador, Tuesday, April 4, 2017. Juan Pablo Pozo, president of the electoral council, announced the razor-thin election win by Moreno in a nationwide broadcast on radio and television. He said the results were “official, irreversible” with 99.65 percent of the votes counted. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)  (The Associated Press)

The head of Ecuador's National Electoral Council says ruling party candidate Lenin Moreno has won the country's tight presidential election.

Juan Pablo Pozo made the announcement on Tuesday. Challenger Guillermo Lasso has been contesting the results, alleging fraud.