Ortega Swepts of Victory in Nicaragua's Elections

Ortega Swepts of Victory in Nicaragua's Elections
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7 November 2016
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Managua, Nov 7 (Prensa Latina) Counted 66.3 percent of polling stations, the Supreme Electoral Council (CSE) in Nicaragua has been ratified today in a second preliminary victory of President, Daniel Ortega, in the November 6 general elections.

According to a report provided by CSE president, Roberto Rivas, the leader of the Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN) -accompanied by Rosario Murillo as vicepresident- reached 72.1 percent of vote, with a participation of 65.8 percent.

The opposition Constitutionalist Liberal Party (PLC) reached 14.2 percent; the Independent Liberal Party, five percent; the Nicaraguan Liberal Alliance, 4.7; the Conservative Party, 2.5; and the Alliance for the Republic Party, 1.5 percent.

The result is unbeatable since the first preliminary report was released. Thousands of Nicaraguans took the streets early today to celebrate the irreversible victory of the FSLN, led by Ortega, which was devastating.

For this Sunday general elections, about four million Nicaraguans were called to elect the president and vice president of the Republic, as well as 20 national legislators, 70 departmental and regional lawmakers and 20 for the Central American Parliament.

The next report on the election results will be released today at 11:00 local time, according to authorities.

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