Lingering allegations off election tampering have poked new holes into President Daniel Ortega’s already threadbare democratic credentials. They are not, however, likely to stop him next month from donning Nicaragua’s presidential sash for the third time. Indeed, for all of the legitimacy questions, Ortega appears to be more in control than ever. Read the rest of this entry ?
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Having finally succeeded at forcing himself into Nicaragua’s November election, President Daniel Ortega is now turning his attention to would-be voters, showering them with things like free beer and worker bonuses in an effort to pad his already positive poll numbers and seal the deal on a constitutionally-questionable third term in office. Read the rest of this entry ?
With Nicaragua’s general election now just six months away, leaders of the country’s fractured opposition continue to save their best punches not for incumbent President Daniel Ortega of the Frente Sandinista de Liberación Nacional (FSLN), but for each other. Read the rest of this entry ?
Authorities in Nicaragua have agreed on a pair of personnel changes that could coax the country’s Asamblea Nacional (AN), stalemated for months because of efforts by President Daniel Ortega of the Frente Sandinista de Liberación Nacional (FSLN) to sidestep the Constitution and seek re-election, back into gear. Read the rest of this entry ?
Although the next presidential election is still more than a year and a half away, campaign season has already kicked off in Nicaragua, at least for the two “caudillos” who have dominated the country’s politics during the past two decades: current (and former) head of state Daniel Ortega and former President Arnoldo Aleman (1997-2002). Read the rest of this entry ?