BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:41 P.M.) – Latin American leaders have congratulated Lenin Moreno on his victory over former banker Guillermo Lasso in Ecuador’s presidential election.

With 95.64 percent of the official vote counted, Lenin defeated former banker Guillermo Lasso, candidate for the right-wing CREO-SUMO alliance with 51.11 percent to 48.89 percent, according to results issued by the country’s National Electoral Council on Sunday night, TeleSUR reported.

Bolivian President Evo Morales described Lenin as his “brother” in a tweet.

In another tweet he said: “The united people of Ecuador triumphed before the empire and it’s submissives.” In a previous tweet, Morales said that “the great homeland is moving forward. Socialism of the 21st century always triumphant.”

Meanwhile, Venezuelan President Nicolas Madurai said: “Congratulations Ecuador, the Citizens’ Revolution triumphed,” whilst also congratulating Correa and his “compañero” Moreno.

El Salvador’s president Salvador Sanchez, congratulated Moreno and tweeted that “I wish to strengthen our brotherhood and cooperation with Ecuador.”

Ecuadorean Foreign Minister Guillaume Long, tweeted that “I am in the Foreign Ministry receiving messages from many brother countries congratulating the Ecuadorean people for the electoral process and triumph.”

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