Nicaragua’s president Ortega set to win third term

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Former Marxist guerrilla leader Daniel Ortega was on the brink of keeping his job as Nicaragua’s president for five more years, bolstered by solid support from the country’s rural poor. Ortega, 65, has presided over economic growth in Central America’s poorest nation with financial aid from his leftist ally, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, and by savvy deals with former foes in the church and business elite. He also faced a fractured opposition in a vote marred by accusations of irregularities and complaints from international observers. In pre-election surveys, Ortega had 48…

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