Skip to comments.Sandinista Head Daniel Ortega Wins Nicaragua Presidential Election
Posted on 11/07/2006 10:36:42 PM PST by proud_yank
MANAGUA, Nicaragua Sandinista leader Daniel Ortega, a former Marxist revolutionary who fought a U.S.-backed insurgency in the 1980s, has won Nicaragua's presidential election, according to results released Tuesday.
With 91 percent of the vote counted, Ortega had 38 percent of the vote compared to 29 percent for Harvard-educated Eduardo Montealegre. Under Nicaraguan law, the winner must get 35 percent and have a 5 percentage point lead to win the election outright and avoid a runoff.
Montealegre immediately recognized the results, but said he and his party's lawmakers would spend the next five years ensuring that Ortega stayed true to his promises to support free trade and promote private business.
"We promise to continue our fight," he said.
Ortega was expected to speak later Tuesday. The former president spent most of the 1980s fighting a U.S.-backed Contra insurgency. He lost the presidency in the 1990 election, ending Sandinista rule and years of civil war, and has spent the past 16 years trying to get his old job back.
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Not really a hugo ping, but thought you might want to read this.
You beat me too it. The Commies and Islamofascists are having a heck of a time tonight. I'm afraid a lot of Americans are going to have a real hangover tomorrow when they see the final results and realize what they've done. They "F'd" up!
And the hits just keep coming.
Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit drinking.
MAN you are bearer of bad news Oregta is backk
Why they don't bring back Rubik Cube LOL!
I wonder how much Georgie Soros paid to win this one.
LOL I'm thinking it might be a good time to start!
Sorry about that! Hopefully we can pull it together for 2008.
Geez.. A commie house speaker and Daniel Ortega back in charge, is this 1986 all over again?
When it rains it pours.
Maybe we could convince him to trade spots with Pelosi.
Might limit the damage a little...
I wonder if Nancy is going to caucus with her "Southern Annex" in Nicaragua and Venezuela soon? Thank you Democrats, as soon you will have turned back the clock, to about 1979, when 100 million people were enslaved, all due to another Democrat rout, in 1974. Oh Happy Days!
It gets better and better doesn't it :(
At least Putin is happy.... He is probably kicking back a vodka in the Kremlin right about now.
Wonder if Hugo's visits to the US will be increasing?
When it rains it pours.
In my best BumbleBee Guy impression, "Aiee! No Es Bueno!"
What a day.
Has the world gone insane while no one was looking???
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