MEXICO CITY (Sputnik) – A recount of votes from the second round of presidential elections has started in Ecuador, after the opposition's allegations of fraud, the country’s Electoral National Council (CNE) announced.
"The vote recount is being done in the presence of delegates from political organizations," CNE said on its official Twitter page on Friday.
According to the electoral council, there have been objections to voting results in the provinces of Pichincha, Cotopaxi, Chimborazo, Imbabura and Carchi.
The second round of Ecuador's presidential elections was held on April 2.
Lasso called for a vote recount earlier this week, claiming that the second round was fraudulent and challenging hundreds of allegedly faulty electoral rolls.
PAIS announced on Wednesday that it would welcome a vote recount to demonstrate to the public that the election was fair.