Nicaragua elections: initial results and controversy

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

Monday, November 10, 2008

Preliminary results early Monday morning issued by the Supreme Electoral Council, CSE, suggest a decisive victory for the official National Sandinista Liberation Front in the municipal elections held Sunday in Nicaragua.

So far the opposition refuses to accept the official count and the liberal candidate for Mayor of the capital city, Eduardo Montealegre, accused the Council of orchestrating a fraud that could result in grave consequences for the country.

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Nicaragua: How much more fire can the current situation take?

November 2008

The country continues to be divided after municipal elections. Some are claiming victory, others are alleging fraud.

Just a week after the latest elections in Nicaragua, it seems that violence has reemerged as a tool that will be used to resolve conflicts in this Central American country.

Nicaragua: Opposition continues to demand new recount

November 2008

Nicaraguan Opposition continued to demand a new recount of Sunday's municipal election votes.

They have not ruled out demand that the result be annulled and are organizing street protest to pressure election authorities.

"We are not recognizing the recount done by the Election Commission (CSE) because we wanted it to be done countrywide and in the presence of independent observers," said Eliseo Nuñez, from the press team for the movement that supports the opposition candidate for mayor of Managua, Eduardo Montealegre.

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.

Nicaraguans go to the polls this Sunday to elect new Mayors

November 2008

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

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.

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