Nicaraguan electoral authorities have declared incumbent Daniel Ortega the winner of Sunday’s presidential election.
Officials say a preliminary count of the ballots shows Ortega has won a third consecutive term by getting just over 71 percent of the vote against five other lesser-known candidates.
Ortega’s wife Rosario Murillo ran as his vice presidential candidate.
Rosario Murillo is a Nicaraguan poet and revolutionary who fought in the Sandinista revolution in 1979.
Daniel Ortega has been President of Nicaragua since 2007. He is a leader in the socialist Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN). His policies in government have seen the implementation of leftist reforms across Nicaragua.