Latest News:  
Beijing   Sunny    14 / 2   City Forecast


Reelection of Nicaraguan president confirmed by electoral tribunal


11:00, November 09, 2011

MANAGUA, Nov. 8 (Xinhua) -- Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega has won a convincing reelection with 62.7 percent of the vote, the Supreme Electoral Council (CES) said Tuesday.

CES President Roberto Rivas made the announcement after 96 percent of the votes were counted in Sunday's general elections.

Ortega, candidate of the Sandinista National Liberation Front party (FSLN), will serve a third presidential term of five years starting early next year. Ortega was first elected president in 1985.

However, Fabio Gadea, the main opposition candidate from the right-wing Independent Liberal Alliance (PLI), said the election results should be annulled because of cases of "fraud of unheard proportions."

"These elections have to be invalidated and there has to be new elections to correct what is wrong," said Gadea during a protest in which his supporters blocked the southern entrance to the capital of Managua.

International observers have supported complaints that irregularities took place during the electoral process. The European Union's chief observer Luis Yanez acknowledged on Tuesday he has "doubts as to the transparency of the process."

But Yanez also said that even with the lack of transparency and the irregularities reported "it is beyond doubts that the Sandinist Front and Mr. Ortega had won the elections" in Nicaragua.

  We Recommend  


Leave your comment0 comments

  1. Name


Selections for you

  1. President Hu casts ballot to elect new deputies for local people's congress

  2. China's gold output may exceed 350 tonnes this year

  3. Dredging eases clogged traffic in China's golden waterway

  4. Pakistani Muslims celebrate 2nd day of Eid al-Adha

Most Popular


  1. US must ease restrictions on exports to China
  2. No easy answers in Greek debt crisis
  3. House prices, pain and gain
  4. Why China gains big leap skyward
  5. Comment: Slight tweaks not a reversal
  6. China can learn from US big picture strategy
  7. What does space station mean for China?
  8. High-speed rail challenges China's vision
  9. Rethink China's nuke weapons strategy
  10. Housing policy unwavering

What's happening in China

River to get armed patrols

  1. Victim's relatives harass helpers
  2. Yue Yue donations will help others
  3. Air-quality center opens to private observers
  4. China Jan-Sept overseas investment up 12.4 pct
  5. China's consumer market still optimistic

PD Online Data

  1. Lunar New Year´s Eve (I)
  2. Lunar New Year´s Eve (II)
  3. Little New Year (I)
  4. Little New Year (II)
  5. House Cleaning