The President of the councils of State and Ministers, Army General Raúl Castro, congratulated Daniel Ortega for his reelection as head of state of Nicaragua, with 71.3 percent of votes.
In the message handed over by the Cuban ambassador to Managua, Eduardo Martínez, Raúl highlighted the great electoral victory of Ortega and Rosario Murillo, as president and vice-president of the Central American nation, respectively, the Radio Rebelde Web site reported on November 7.
The Army General also pointed out that with this triumph Latin America and the Caribbean will be able to continue counting on the two Nicaraguan leaders to progress in the efforts to achieve justice and prosperity for the peoples of the region.
Likewise, the Cuban president added that Nicaragua will also be able to maintain its contribution to the necessary Latin American and Caribbean integration.
The Latin American News Agency emphasized that the message of the Cuban head of state and of the President of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, were the first ones to be announced in Managua, after the news of the victory of the candidate of the Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN) was known.
The Granma daily reported that Daniel Ortega will assume for the fourth time the presidency of his country, now for the period that will begin on January 10, 2017, for five years.