The President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, congratulated this Monday morning to his counterpart Daniel Ortega, who was re-elected on Sunday to the Presidency of Nicaragua in the general elections made in the Central American country.
«Victory of the Great Homeland in Nicaragua. Congratulations Brothers, a hug with Chavez from all our entire people. Long Live Bolivar and Sandino!» wrote the Venezuelan leader, through his Twitter account.
Ortega was reelected for the next presidential term starting on January 10, 2017, for a period of five years.
The standard bearer of the Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN) will assume the Presidency for the fourth time. This will be his third consecutive term. Supporters of the Sandinista Revolution celebrated the results in the Plaza de Las Victorias in Managua, capital of Nicaragua.
The first report was released by the President of the Supreme Electoral Council (CSE) of Nicaragua, magistrate Roberto Rivas, whose presentation was broadcast by Telesur.
In those results that reflected the 21.3% of the votes counted by the polling stations, the FSLN won a 71.3% of the votes for the office of President of the Republic, 558,641 of the 814,457 votes cast and counted up to that moment.
Rivas added that until then the participation had 65.3% of the summoned voters, with 96.2% of valid votes (783,508) and 3.8% of invalid votes (30,949).
In addition, the FSLN leads with 67.1% voting for National Deputies, followed by the Liberal Constitutionalist Party that has so far 17.7% of the vote.