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Vote centers open for elections in Nicaragua

Vote centers open for elections in Nicaragua

Managua, Nov 7 (Prensa Latina) As many as 3,010 vote centers and 13,459 Vote Reception Boards (JRV) on Saturday opened doors in Nicaragua for electing president, vice president and deputies for the National Assembly (Parliament).
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Representatives of six different political parties are running as candidates, including the ruling Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN) represented by Daniel Ortega, who will seek his fifth term as president and the second one alongside his wife, Vice President Rosario Murillo.

Constitutional Liberal Party (PLC), Nicaragua’s second political force has been previously represented by two presidents: Arnoldo Alemán, and Enrique Bolaños, and in this occasion by deputy of the National Assembly Walter Espinoza and Mayra Argüello. Camino Cristiano Nicaragüense —founded in 1995 and a FSLN´s ally back in 2011 and 2016 elections— is represented by evangelist pastor and deputy to Parlacen Guillermo Orozco, who has been linked to politics for over 20 years, and Violeta Martínez de Moncada.

Nicaraguan Liberal Alliance Party (ALN), set up in 1999, is being represented by candidates Attorney Alfredo Montiel and Business Administrator Jennifer Espinoza; and the Independent Liberal Party (PLI) by deputy Mauricio Orue and Zobeida del Socorro.

Finally, the Alliance for the Republic Party (APRE), established in 2004 and supported by 1.4% of votes in past elections, is today represented by Attorney Gerson Gutiérrez, and Claudia María Romero, as candidate for vice president.

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