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Upcoming presidential elections | Oct 9, 2006

Nicaragua is less than four weeks away from the presidential elections, which will take place in all departments of the country on Sunday, November 5, 2006.

Although there is always some extra tension, the last elections have all been characterized by a peaceful character and there is no indication that things will be different this time.

When the voting takes place there is a period of prohibition when it is not possible to buy or consume alcoholic beverages in public places. Bars, restaurants, liquor shops, etc. will not sell any alcoholic drinks for a certain period of time. According to the National Police the exact time when the prohibition starts and ends still has to be set.