Other participants in the press conference included the Center's Americas Program Director Jennifer McCoy, Americas Program Senior Associate Director Shelley McConnell, Carter Center consultant David R. Dye, and Chief of Mission Jaime Aparicio.
2006 Nicaragua Elections:
November 5, 2006
Voter verification process:
Nicaraguans must confirm their presence on the voting lists in the offices of their Municipal Electoral Councils before Aug. 6, 2006.
A candidate needs 35 percent of the vote, or 30 percent and a five-point lead over the number two contender, to win the presidency outright and avoid a second round of elections. There are three presidential candidates; a fourth candidate died suddenly July 2 and has not yet been replaced.
Carter Center Photos:
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter (center) and former U.S. First Lady Rosalynn Carter (right) greet Magistrate Emmett Lang Salmerón (far left) and Chief Magistrate of the Supreme Electoral Counsel Roberto Rivas Reyes (left),
President Carter meets with Cardenal Miguel Obando y Bravo during one of a series of gatherings held in Managua.
The Carter Center and Nicaragua