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Nicaragua's new constitution becomes law

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Changes to Nicaragua's constitution have gone into effect, paving the way for its leader, Daniel Ortega, to run for a third consecutive term in 2016.

The bill approved last month also scraps the minimum required votes for election and allows the president to issue decrees with force of law.

Ortega says the changes were needed for the impoverished Central American nation's stability.

Source: BBC