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US concerned over Nicaragua election “flaws”

Tuesday, November 8, 2016


The United States is "deeply concerned" by the election in Nicaragua, a State Department spokesman said on Monday, a day after former Marxist guerrilla Daniel Ortega clinched a third consecutive term as president.

By fusing his militant past with a more business-friendly approach, Ortega stands in stark contrast to many once-dominant Latin American leaders whose popularity has plummeted in recent years after they failed to bring more prosperity. Poverty in Nicaragua has fallen almost 13 percentage points under his rule, according to the World Bank.

Source: Reuters