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Daniel Ortega to Lead Sandinistas; Aleman Loses Power in Nicarguan Congress

LADB Article ID: 54731
Category/Department: Nicaragua
Date: 1998-05-28
By: LADB Staff

Two months before the May 21-23 congress of the Frente Sandinista de Liberacion Nacional (FSLN), party secretary- general Daniel Ortega appeared to have suffered a near-fatal political wound because of the sexual-abuse charges leveled at him by his stepdaughter Zoilamerica Narvaez Murillo. There was talk of Ortega stepping down from his post and of the party's general disintegration. Nevertheless, Ortega emerged from the congress with his hold on the party intact, while President Aleman's governing Alianza Liberal (AL) coalition came apart with the defection of eight of its deputies in the National Assembly.

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