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Assange taunts Ecuador opponent after election

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange waded into Ecuador’s contested presidential election Sunday, tweeting his congratulations to the ruling socialist party’s candidate and telling his rival he should leave the country.

Assange, who has been holed up in Ecuador’s London embassy since 2012, had a personal stake in the race: opposition candidate Guillermo Lasso had threatened to kick him out of the embassy within 30 days if he won the election.

The 45-year-old Australian buoyantly turned that threat around on Lasso as official results showed the conservative ex-banker on track to lose.

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