Monday, November 7, 2016

Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega Re-Elected A 3rd Time Amid Claims Of Vote Rigging

The Guardian: Nicaragua president re-elected in landslide amid claims of rigged vote

Daniel Ortega easily wins third consecutive term as opposition says he used his power to bypass term limits and prevent popular rivals from entering race

Nicaraguan president Daniel Ortega has been re-elected by a landslide in an election described by the opposition as the most rigged contest in the four decades since the Sandinista leader first came to power.

His victory – alongside his wife, Rosario Murillo, who was standing as vice-president for the first time – extends the influence of the first couple, whose children and in-laws also control many key posts in government and business.

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