Nicaraguans go to the polls this Sunday to elect new Mayors

In the midst of a political polarization the elections have come to be about the Sandinista President, Daniel Ortega.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Almost 4 million Nicaraguans are eligible to vote this Sunday to elect almost 3400 officials, including Mayors, Deputy Mayors, among many others from 5 different parties. It is expected to come down to the major parties Partido Liberal Constitucionalista (PLC, right) and Frente Sandinista de Liberación Nacional (FSLN, left).

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Nicaraguan Electoral Tribunal reviews election results

November 2008

The Electoral Tribunal carried out the review of the voting in Managua with contradictory versions about the physical presence of the opposition.

There was an air of uncertainty on Thursday in Nicaragua, after a round of violence that erupted when the opposition refused to accept the tribunals decision to only review the municipal polls on Sunday in Managua, and without independent observers.

Nicaragua elections: initial results and controversy

November 2008

Preliminary results from municipal polls give the win to the Sandinistas. The oppositions denies this.

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Voting Intentions in Nicaragua: Ortega 56%

July 2011

With 56.5% of the voters intending to support him, according to a poll by M & R Consultants, President Daniel Ortega, is looking as the winner of the presidential election of November 6, 2011.

These numbers, which come from from a survey taken in June, would allow the current president, Daniel Ortega, to win the election in the first round and "would open the door for complete control of their political party in the National Assembly", reported

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