July 22, 2024



Nicaragua vote begins with Ortega seeking 4th term, opposition jailed

Yahoo News – Reuters

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(Reuters) -Nicaraguans went to the polls on Sunday in a presidential election marked by longtime President Daniel Ortega’s ruthless campaign to extend his tight grip on power by jailing opponents in a contest the United States and other critics dismiss as a sham.

Small lines of voters formed in the capital Managua just after polls opened at 7:00 a.m. local time (1300 GMT), with a few proudly showing off their ink-stained thumbs after casting their ballots. Voting ends at 6:00 p.m.

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