Julian Assange may soon be asked to leave the Ecuadorian embassy.
The WikiLeaks boss has been hiding inside the country’s London building since summer 2012. But he may be given a month’s notice to leave soon, according to Ecuadorian politicians.
One presidential candidate, who will fight in the election next week, has promised that he will “cordially ask” Mr Assange to leave if he wins the contest. And the existing government has suggested that it is becoming unhappy with Mr Assange’s continuing stay, which is intended as a way of him avoiding extradition to Sweden for questioning about a sexual assault allegation.
Guillermo Lasso, who is running for president as part of the rightwing Creo-Suma alliance, said that if he wins next week he will get straight to asking Mr Assange to leave.
“The Ecuadorian people have been paying a cost that we should not have to bear,” he said during an interview with …