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Ruling party extends control in Nicaraguan local elections

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Nicaragua’s governing National Liberation Sandinista Front has extended its dominance in local elections that opposition parties say were marked by abstentions and at least three deaths.

The Supreme Electoral Council says that with 98 percent of the votes tallied from Sunday’s election, the governing party maintained its control of most local governments, including the capital. The Sandinistas won 135 of the country’s 153 mayoral posts.

Source: Associated Press