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Sandinista Herty Lewites Wins Mayoral Race in Nicaraguan Capital

LADB Article ID: 53664
Category/Department: Nicaragua
Date: 2000-11-09
By: LADB Staff

Herty Lewites, candidate for the Frente Sandinista de Liberacion Nacional (FSLN), won the mayoral election in Managua in the Nov. 5 local elections. Though election observers reported no violence or outright fraud, the regional indigenous party Yatama was kept from participating, touching off a riot and an election boycott. Analysts predicted that the FSLN victories in several important cities would enhance its chances in the presidential election in November 2001.

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