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Press Statement
Richard Boucher, Spokesman
Washington, DC
November 5, 2001


Results of Nicaragua Presidential Election

The United States congratulates the people of Nicaragua for again demonstrating their unwavering commitment to democracy through the exercise of free and fair elections on November 4.

The United States congratulates Enrique Bolaņos on his election as President of Nicaragua. We are confident that Mr. Bolaņos's lifelong commitment to democracy, his integrity and courage, as well as his extensive experience as a businessman will help Nicaragua address the serious challenges that lie ahead. We applaud the commitments that Mr. Bolaņos made on the campaign trail to depoliticize and strengthen democratic institutions, promote economic growth, combat corruption in government, and work in good faith as a hemispheric partner in the war against terrorism and other international organized crime. The United States looks forward to working with a new administration on these issues.

The FSLN/Convergencia conducted a dignified campaign and we commend them for their orderly and peaceful participation in the democratic process. We acknowledge and welcome the commitment of the FSLN to work responsibly in opposition and their pledge to support democracy and good governance, and to join in the fight against corruption, narcotrafficking, and terrorism. The United States supports Nicaragua as it seeks to achieve national reconciliation to face, united, the challenges that lie ahead.


Released on November 5, 2001

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