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Sandinista Leader Poised to Win Election

Former revolutionary and U.S. foe Daniel Ortega is headed toward victory in Nicaragua’s presidential election. Like other leftist leaders who’ve found success in Latin America, Ortega campaigned against “savage capitalism” and poverty.


BBC:

The one-time Marxist revolutionary is leading his conservative rival Eduardo Montealegre by seven points, results from 40% of polling stations show.

Washington has warned that Nicaragua could lose American aid if Mr Ortega – a US foe in the 1980s – is elected.

Mr Ortega led Nicaragua from 1979 to 1990.

If the current results hold, Mr Ortega would be returned to power without the need for a second round of voting.

Mr Ortega says he has changed from the leader who seized property from the wealthy during a 1979 revolution.

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