At 07:00 this Sunday, local time, the polls were opened in the general elections in Nicaragua, which will continue to receive votes until 18:00.
During this time, some 4.5 million citizens will be able to exercise their right to vote to elect the president and vice president of the country, 90 of the 92 deputies before the National Assembly and 20 representatives before the Central American Parliament.
There are six candidates for the presidential chair, including the current president, Daniel Ortega. In case of winning the majority of the votes, his fourth consecutive reelection and his fifth presidential term would be guaranteed.
Raúl Obregón, head of the M&R Consultores polling firm, told MRT that the projections favor the Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN), led by Ortega.
“Everything seems to indicate that the Nicaraguan electoral market has a distribution of seven to three: seven in favor of the FSLN and its leadership and three against them and in favor of the opposition,” said the expert. As for the participation rate, he indicated that, according to forecasts, it will be “between 68% and 72%.”
The voting process is supervised by international experts who have come to Nicaragua from different countries around the world. Preliminary results are expected tonight.
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