AFP - Four people were killed and 10 wounded Tuesday in northern Nicaragua in clashes with police involved, supporters and opponents of President Daniel Ortega was re-elected Sunday in an election contested by his two main opponents, said Wednesday police.
The clashes were "a dead Siuna and three deaths in San Jose, Cusmapa" in the north, said spokesman Fernando Borge police during a press conference.
The first clashes took place between the supporters of both camps Copernican Tuesday evening, 500 miles northwest of Managua, the capital. A militant of the Sandinista Front of National Liberation (FSLN, left), the party of Daniel Ortega, is shot dead after police intervention.
Other clashes have taken place in San Jose de Cusmapa, in the department of Madriz, north of Managua, killing three people among the supporters of the Independent Liberal Party (PLI, right) Fabio Gadea, said the spokesman, without be able to say who had fired the shots in both cases.
Tuesday, supporters of both sides had also clashed with stones in the south of the capital after the events organized by both parties.
Outgoing President Daniel Ortega of Nicaragua was officially re-elected Sunday with 62.65% of the votes in the first round of presidential elections, according to the Supreme Electoral Council.
His main opponent Fabio Gadea, the second election with 30.9% of the vote, refused to recognize the victory Monday, citing "fraud".
Mr. Gadea was imitated by Arnoldo Aleman, the third of the vote with about 6% of the vote. A former President of Nicaragua (1997-2002) also rejected the vote.
Mr. Ortega, a former guerrilla who will turn 66 years Friday, won the Supreme Court a controversial decision allowing it to run for a second consecutive term of five years, contrary to what the Constitution provides for the Nicaraguan.
The extent of his powers, strengthened by the victory of his party in the parliamentary elections held simultaneously Sunday, fears his opponents attempts to extend indefinitely its lease at the head of the country.