As­sange may not be safe de­spite elec­tion re­sult

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QUITO | Wik­iLeaks founder Ju­lian As­sange may have nar­rowly es­caped evic­tion from Ecuador’s em­bassy in London, but he has some work to do build­ing trust with his new host.

Ecuado­ran Pres­i­dent-elect Lenin Moreno on Thurs­day re­minded Mr. As­sange that as a con­di­tion for the asy­lum granted him in 2012, he’s not al­lowed to med­dle in pol­i­tics.

The stern warn­ing was in re­sponse to Mr. As­sange’s cel­e­brat­ing the re­sults of Sun­day’s pres­i­den­tial runoff with a blast on Twit­ter at los­ing con­ser­va­tive can­di­date Guillermo Lasso, who had pledged to evict the Aus­tralian within 30 days of tak­ing office.

Mr. As­sange apol­o­gized for gloat­ing com­ments af­ter the vote, but blamed Mr. Lasso for start­ing the feud.

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