Monday, October 24

NICARAGUA 6 Nov 2011 Presidential, legislative elections held - Nicaragua's presidential poll pits President Daniel Ortega, a former revolutionary comandante, against Fabio Gadea, the leading opposition candidate from the Independent Liberal Party, in Ortega's bid for a controversial and unprecedented third term. Ortega, the candidate of the ruling left-wing Sandinista Front, is leading in the polls. Nicaragua will also hold an election for its 92-seat unicameral legislature.

His run was hotly contested because he is the first Nicaraguan president to seek a third term. A Sandinista-controlled division of the Supreme Court ruled in Oct 2009 that the reelection ban doesn't apply to Ortega.  Read more