Former president Rafael Correa, accused of kidnapping a political opponent in 2012, denies all charges
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.
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.
Pro tempore president of Celac – the Community of Latin American and Carribean States – Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa was in Brussels to take