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Ortega Poised to Retain Nicaraguan Presidency After Crackdown on Rivals

Ortega Poised to Retain Nicaraguan Presidency After Crackdown on Rivals

From: Guardian

Nicaragua’s authoritarian leaders, Daniel Ortega and Rosario Murillo, are poised to extend their rule over the crisis-hit Central America country with an election that opponents and much of the international community have denounced as a charade.

Ortega, the Sandinista rebel who led Nicaragua during the 1980s and has governed continuously since 2007, will seek an unprecedented fourth consecutive term in Sunday’s contest, which follows a ruthless six-month political crackdown on rivals.

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