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Nicaragua scraps presidential term limits

Wednesday, January 29, 2014


The Nicaraguan National Assembly has approved changes to the constitution that would allow President Daniel Ortega to run for a third successive term in 2016.

Ortega's Sandinista Party argues that Nicaragua needs long-term stability to deal with its problems.

The reform also scraps the current rule, which says that the winning candidate needs to receive at least 35 percent of the vote to be appointed president.



Source: BBC