Sunday, November 6, 2016

Nicaraguan President seeks another term, this time with wife as VP

The incumbent presidential candidate of Nicaragua is expected to win the election for a fourth consecutive term, but this time he is running with his wife as the VP on his ticket.  President Ortega said there was no better option for him than his own "companera" to run the country with him.  There are laws in the country forbidding relatives of the current president from running for the office, however, it was determined that there was nothing illegal about a husband-wife ticket.  The first lady is already considered by many to be the :power behind the man" and many are wary of the potential of making a couple the leaders of an entire country.

Chris Buechner

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