WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange avoids eviction from Ecuador embassy as left-wing presidential candidate claims victory

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  • Julian Assange has been in Ecuador’s embassy in London for nearly five years
  • Move has seen him protected from extradition to Sweden over rape allegations
  • Conservative presidential candidate Guillermo Lasso had vowed to remove him
  • But leftist Lenin Moreno has claimed victory in the country’s elections, having previously promised to keep hosting Assange in the country’s embassy

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