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Ortega to retain Nicaraguan presidency: survey

11-02-2011 15:08 BJT

MANAGUA, Nov. 1 (Xinhua) -- A new survey of voting intentions shows Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega will be comfortably re-elected in next Sunday's elections.

The poll results, released Tuesday, gave the Sandinist National Liberation Front candidate 59.6 percent support.

Fabio Gadea, the candidate of the center-right Independent Liberal Party Alliance, was a distant second with 15 percent, followed by Arnoldo Aleman of the Constitutional Liberal Party, with 13.1 percent.

The survey was carried out between Oct. 27 and 30 and included 16,000 people in 1,754 demographic centers across the Central American country, with an error margin of 0.8 percent.

The Nov. 6 elections will also select 90 members of parliament and 20 Nicaraguan representatives to the Central American Parliament.

The poll also found 10.7 percent of respondents did not intend to vote.

Editor:Wang Xiaomei |Source: Xinhua

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