Nicaraguan general election, 2001

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General elections were held in Nicaragua to elect a president and parliament on November 4, 2001.

Presidential election[edit]

Daniel Ortega lost his third successive presidential election, being beaten by Enrique Bolaños of the Constitutionalist Liberal Party.

Results[edit]

e • d Summary of the 4 November 2001 Nicaragua presidential election results
Candidates - Parties Votes %
Enrique José Bolaños Geyer - Constitutionalist Liberal Party 1,228,412 56.31
José Daniel Ortega Saavedra - Sandinista National Liberation Front 922,436 42.28
Alberto Saborío Morales - Conservative Party of Nicaragua 30,670 1.41
Total (turnout 73.19%) 100.00
Source: Catálogo Estadístico de Elecciones en Nicaragua 1990-2011

Parliamentary election[edit]

The Constitutionalist Liberal Party also won the parliamentary elections, taking over half the vote and 48 of the 92 seats.

Results[edit]

e • d Summary of the 4 November 2001 National Assembly of Nicaragua election results
Parties Votes % Seats
National Departmental Total
Constitutionalist Liberal Party (Partido Liberal Constitucionalista) 1,216,863 52.6% 11 38 49
Sandinista National Liberation Front (Frente Sandinista de Liberación Nacional) 915,417 42.6% 9 30 39
Conservative Party of Nicaragua (Partido Conservador de Nicaragua) 29,933 4.8% 0 3 4
Total valid votes(turnout 75%) 2,042,524 100.0 20 70 92
Invalid votes 82,172
Total votes 2,124,696
Source: Consejo Supremo Electoral, Rulers and Adam Carr