Nicaraguan elections : FSLN 63.95%
Daniel Ortega was re-elected President .Voters were also electing members of the National Assembly, with reports indicating that the Sandinistas (FSLN) were on course to win a majority of around 56 seats out of a total of 90.
|The People Triumph in Nicaraguan Elections|
|07 de noviembre de 2011, 19:07Managua, Nov 7 (Prensa Latina) Most Nicaraguans are celebrating today the victory of the Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN) in the elections on Sunday, after winning 63.95 percent of counted votes, according to preliminary reports.
Early this morning, the Supreme Electoral Council (CSE) indicated that after the votes were counted in 85.99 percent of polling stations, the FSLN is leading widely the four opposition forces involved in the elections.
A rapid count by the University Electoral Observatory also gave pre-eminence to Alianza Unida, Nicaragua Triunfa, led by the ruling FSLN.
The head of the National Council of Universities (CNU), Telemaco Talavera, reported the analysis to local and foreign journalists gathered at the conference center in the Crowne Plaza Hotel.
Talavera presented the report of the Electoral Observer Mission involving thousands of professors, students and management workers of higher education centers grouped by the CNU.
According to estimates presented by Talavera, 64.91 percent of valid votes for the president and vice president of the Republic were cast in favor of the FSLN coalition, which had President Daniel Ortega and retired Gen. Omar Halleslevens as candidates.
Meanwhile, the alliance led by the Constitutionalist Liberal Party got 5.02 percent; the Nicaraguan Liberal Alliance got 0.45 percent; the Alliance for the Republic got 0.27 percent and the group led by the Independent Liberal Party got 29.35 percent, said Talavera.
Votes counted by the CSE also give the FSLN the win in the election to choose the deputies to the National Assembly and the Central American Parliament.
La Primerisima radio station posted on its website a comment by renowned journalists Adolfo Pastran about what happened in the polls.
“A majority of Nicaraguans opted for the stability that the government of Daniel Ortega has represented in the past few years and decided to re-elect him, giving a vote of confidence to his Christian, socialist project of solidarity that defends the poor and generalizes the hope for a better future,” he said.
The FSLN also won a majority in the Legislative Power, with more than 56 members in Parliament, said Pastrian in his analysis.