Resolution on the elections in Nicaragua
Meeting of the SI Council in Barcelona, 24-25 November 2017
The Council of the Socialist International welcomes the completion of municipal elections on 5 November in Nicaragua. These elections were monitored by the Organization of American States (MAE-OAE), headed by the Vice-President of the Electoral Court of Uruguay, Wilfredo Penco, accompanied by 60 observers and experts in electoral organisation, registration and technology, inclusion of political parties, finance and electoral law. They observed the elections on 5 November in the fifteen departments and two autonomous regions.
At this election, 153 mayors and vice-mayors were elected along with their respective municipal councillors. The Sandinista Front won 135 of these with a participation of 52%.The Council of the Socialist International welcomes the success of its member party, the Sandinista National Liberation Front, in the elections in Nicaragua and congratulates the people of Nicaragua.