Lenin Moreno, Socialist Party leader has been elected as the President of Ecuador in a tightly contested election defeating the rightist party candidate Lasso. Moreno will take charge from Rafael Correa, present President, who also belong to the same party.

The US and other imperialist countries have been trying to torpedo the socialist governments in Latin America and was successful in changing them in Argentina, Peru and Brazil. Ecuador has shown that the tide in Latin America is again changing to the Left.

We hail the victory of Moreno and hope that the socialist rule will benefit the people of Ecuador.