05 April 2017 Current Affairs: Ecuador elected Lenin Moreno as the country's new president, according to the CNE (National Electoral Council) electoral agency.
Renowned disability activist and former vice president Lenin Moreno of President Rafael Correa's governing Alianza Pais party got 99.65 percent of the votes counted.
Moreno and his vice president Jorge Glass won with 5,057,149 votes or 51.16 percent over former banker Guillermo Lasso and his vice president Andres Paez, of the right-wing CREO-SUMA alliance, who secured 4,827,753 votes and 48.84 percent.
About Ecuador:- a country straddling the equator on South America’s west coast
Currency: United States Dollar
Official language: Spanish