With all the opposition leaders jailed and their parties banned, Daniel Ortega and his running mate – and wife – Rosario Murillo won the Nicaraguan presidential elections held on Sunday.

Only one Catholic bishop of the country’s 13 voted.

At the crack of dawn Monday, Nicaragua’s Supreme Electoral Council announced that with roughly half the ballots counted, Ortega had won with about 75 percent of votes. With this landslide victory, he secured his fourth consecutive term, not including the time he ruled the in the 1980s.

Washington had dubbed the elections a sham due to the veteran leader’s suppression of his opponents, and the European Union had called them “fake.”

In a statement issued before the tally was announced, U.S. President Joe Biden said that Ortega and his wife had orchestrated a “pantomime election that was neither free nor fair.”

In the weeks leading to the Nov. 7 elections, the Catholic bishops released several statements arguing that the country’s democracy was at risk because basic rights were not being respected. They also said that it was “in the conscience of each” citizens to decide if they would vote or not.