Official quick count shows Ecuador's Arauz winning first round of presidential vote

Ecuador's presidential candidate Andres Arauz leaves a polling station after assisting his 106-year-old grandmother Flor Cervina Galarza Saltos to cast her vote in the presidential election, in Quito, Ecuador February 7, 2021. REUTERS/Santiago Arcos

QUITO (Reuters) - Ecuadorean economist Andres Arauz received 31.5% of the votes in Sunday's presidential election, according to an official quick count presented by the elections council, compared with 20.04% for indigenous activist Yaku Perez.

The quick count showed banker Guillermo Lasso with 19.97% of the vote, the elections council said.

(Reporting by Alexandra Valencia and Brian Ellsworth)

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