Nicaraguan general election, 1996

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A general election was held in Nicaragua to elect a president and parliament on October 20, 1996.

Presidential election results[1][edit]

Candidate Party/Alliance Votes %
Arnoldo Alemán Liberal Alliance (AL) = Constitutionalist Liberal Party (PLC) / Independent Liberal Party for National Unity (PLIUN) / Nationalist Liberal Party (PLN) / Neoliberal Party (PALI) 896,207 50.99%
Daniel Ortega Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN) 664,909 37.83%
Guillermo Antonio Osorno Molina Nicaraguan Party of the Christian Path (PCCN) 71,908 04.09%
Noel José Vidaurre Argüello Conservative Party of Nicaragua (PCN) 39,983 02.27%
Benjamin Ramón Lanzas Selva National Project (PRONAL) 9,265 00.53%
Sergio Ramírez Mercado Sandinista Renovation Movement (MRS) 7,665 00.44%
Francisco José Mayorga Balladares Bread and Strength Alliance (Pan y Fuerza) = National Action Party (PAN) / Republican Strength 96 Alliance (ASR) 7,102 00.40%
Francisco José Duarte Tapia National Conservative Action (ACN) 6,178 00.35%
Edgar Enrique Quiñónes Tuckler Nicaraguan Resistance Party (PRN) 5,813 00.33%
Andrés Abelino Robles Pérez Nicaraguan Workers, Peasants and Professionals Unity Party (PUNOCP) 5,789 00.33%
Virgilio Abelardo Godoy Reyes Independent Liberal Party (PLI) 5,692 00.32%
Jorge Alberto Díaz Cruz National Justice Party (PJN) 5,582 00.32%
Alejandro Serrano Caldera Unity Alliance (AU) = Social Christian Party (PCS) / Revolutionary Unity Movement (MUR) / Social Democratic Party (PSD) 4,873 00.28%
Elí Altamirano Pérez Communist Party of Nicaragua (PC de N) 4,802 00.27%
Miriam Auxiliadora Argüello Morales Popular Conservative Alliance (APC) 4,632 00.26%
Ausberto Narváez Argüello Liberal Unity Party (PUL) 3,887 00.22%
Alfredo César Aguirre National Opposition Union 96(UNO 96) = National Democratic Party (PND) / Conservative Action Movement (MAC) / Nicaraguan Democratic Movement (MDN) 3,664 00.21%
Allan Antonio Tefel Alba National Renovation Movement (MORENA) 2,641 00.15%
James Odnith Webster Pitts Democratic Action Party (PAD) 1,895 00.11%
Sergio Abilio Mendieta Castillo Central American Integrationist Party (PIAC) 1,653 00.09%
Issa Moises Hassán Morales Renovating Action Movement (MAR) 1,393 00.08%
Gustavo Ernesto Tablada Zelaya Nicaraguan Socialist Party (PSN) 1,352 00.08%
Roberto Urcuyo Muñoz Nicaraguan Democratic Party (PADENIC) 890 00.05%
Total valid votes 1,757,775 100%
Spoilt and invalid votes 91,587 04.95%
Total votes/Turnout 1,849,362 76.39%
Registered voters 2,421,067
Population 4,706,000

Legislative election [2][edit]

Parties and alliances Votes / National % Seats Votes / Departmental % Seats Total seats*
Liberal Alliance (AL) = Constitutionalist Liberal Party (PLC) / Independent Liberal Party for National Unity (PLIUN) / Nationalist Liberal Party (PLN) / Neoliberal Party (PALI) 789,533 45.97% 09 781,068 45.25% 33 42
Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN) 626,178 36.46% 08 629,939 36.50% 27 36**
Nicaraguan Party of the Christian Path (PCCN) 63,867 03.72% 01 63,986 03.71% 02 04***
National Project (PRONAL) 40,656 02.37% 01 36,417 02.11% 01 02
Conservative Party of Nicaragua (PCN) 36,543 02.13% 01 39,153 02.27% 01 03****
Sandinista Renovation Movement (MRS) 22,789 01.33% 00 23,554 01.36% 01 01
Nicaraguan Resistance Party (PRN) 21,068 01.23% 00 27,970 01.62% 01 01
Unity Alliance (AU) = Social Christian Party (PCS) / Revolutionary Unity Movement (MUR) / Social Democratic Party (PSD) 14,001 00.82% 00 13,848 00.80% 01 01
Independent Liberal Party (PLI) 12,459 00.73% 00 13,697 00.79% 01 01
National Opposition Union 96 (UNO 96) = National Democratic Party (PND) / Conservative Action Movement (MAC) / Nicaraguan Democratic Movement (MDN) 10,706 00.62% 00 12,720 00.74% 01 01
National Conservative Action (ACN) 9,811 00.57% 00 13,011 00.75% 00 00
National Action Party (PAN) 9,724 00.57% 00 12,016 00.70% 00 00
National Justice Party (PJN) 8,155 00.47% 00 8,527 00.49% 00 00
Liberal Unity Party (PUL) 7,531 00.44% 00 9,893 00.57% 00 00
Popular Conservative Alliance (APC) 6,726 00.39% 00 6,335 00.37% 01 01
Communist Party of Nicaragua (PC de N) 6,360 00.37% 00 6,970 00.40% 00 00
Nicaraguan Workers, Peasants and Professionals Unity Party (PUNOCP) 5,641 00.33% 00 5,067 00.29% 00 00
Democratic Action Party (PAD) 5,272 00.31% 00 6,254 00.36% 00 00
National Renovation Movement (MORENA) 4,988 00.29% 00 3,788 00.22% 00 00
Nicaraguan Socialist Party (PSN) 2,980 00.17% 00 3,228 00.19% 00 00
Central American Integrationist Party (PIAC) 2,834 00.17% 00 2,406 00.14% 00 00
Marxist-Leninist Popular Action Movement (MAP ML) 2,446 00.14% 00 520 00.03% 00 00
Renovating Action Movement (MAR) 2,418 00.14% 00 2,992 00.17% 00 00
Nicaraguan Democratic Alliance (ADN) 1,730 00.10% 00 2,060 00.12% 00 00
Social Democratic Party (PSD) 724 00.04% 00 00
Total valid votes 1,717,416 100% 20 1,726,143 100% 70 93*
Spoilt and invalid votes 113,391 06.19% 113,169 06.15%
Total votes/Turnout 1,830,807 75.62% 1,839,312 75.97%
Registered voters 2,421,067 2,421,067
Population 4,706,000 4,706,000

References[edit]

  1. ^ Elections in the Americas : a data handbook / ed. by Dieter Nohlen, Vol. 1. [Oxford] [u.a.] : Oxford Univ. Press, 2005. Pp.503.
  2. ^ Elections in the Americas : a data handbook / ed. by Dieter Nohlen, Vol. 1. [Oxford] [u.a.] : Oxford Univ. Press, 2005. Pp.497.

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