Nicaragua

Daniel Ortega and FSLN increase support in general election


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Incumbent president, Daniel Ortega of the left-wing Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN) has won the presidential election with 72.50% of the vote, up from 62.46% in 2011. His party has taken 65.7% of the vote for the National Assembly but we are awaiting the seat allocation by the Central Elections Commission.

Maximino Rodríguez of the right-wing Constitutionalist Liberal Party (PLC) came second with 15% of the vote and his party took about the same percentage in the National Assembly.

Voter turnout has been placed at 68.20% but this has been disputed by opposition parties.

Ortega’s running mate and new Vice-President will be his wife Rosario Murillo.

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