Now living in Belgium,l Correa says kidnap charges against him are made for "political gain" by his successor.
In a surprise announcement the ruling Country Alliance party, which won Sunday's election, called on the National Electoral Council for an immediate vote recount.
The presidential race in Ecuador is to go to a second round run-off between leftist government candidate Lenin Moreno and ex-banker Guillermo Lasso.
Leftist Lenin Moreno leads in Ecuador's presidential election, but he may not have enough votes to avoid a run-off.
Ecuadoreans are voting in an election that could see the country turn its back on a decade of left-wing rule.
Ecuador's ruling Socialists are hoping Lenin Moreno will be able to carry forward the Correa legacy as the country votes for a new president on Sunday.
Ecuador’s worst earthquake in decades is known to have killed at least 480 people – the official toll given on Tuesday – but the number is expected
Thousands of demonstrators have taken to the streets across Ecuador. This is the third week of protests; people are angry about new tax legislation
Pro tempore president of Celac – the Community of Latin American and Carribean States – Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa was in Brussels to take