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Presidential elections in Nicaragua on November 6

Redacción Central | Nov 2, 2011

Read here the restrictions regarding tourism in Nicaragua during its presidential elections.

On Sunday, November 6, Nicaragua will be conducting its presidential and parliamentary electoral process, during which Nicaraguans will choose its new president and the upcoming deputies for the National Assembly (congress). Despite the tension caused by reports of irregularities, the country has remained calm and it is expected to continue to do so.

This morning, the National Police announced the security measures that will be applied throughout the national territory. This will be established in order to ensure social welfare. Among the most important measures concerning public behavior and tourism activity, we have:

  • The sale and public consumption of alcoholic beverages will be prohibited from 6:00 pm on Saturday, November 5, until 6:00 pm on Monday, November 7.
  • Carrying weapons, firearms and ammunition will be also banned from 6:00 pm on Friday, November 4 until 6:00 pm on Tuesday, November 8.
  • Police administrative services (paperwork and others) will be suspended starting at 5:00 pm on Wednesday, November 2. The institution will restart giving these services on Wednesday, November 9.
  • A safety perimeter of 400 meters, with restricted access around the National Computer Center (Metrocentro), will be established in Managua, as well as in those located in departments and municipalities throughout the country. This measure will be applied starting on Saturday morning, November 5, and will end in the afternoon of Monday, November 7.

The election results will be reported to the public by the Supreme Electoral Council (CSE) during a press conference. These results will be given gradually as the authorities perform the counting process of each department. It is expected that on Monday, November 7, Nicaraguans already know the preliminary results, perhaps even the final reports. Although giving the final report takes over a day to be formally announced.