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Effort to Launch Alternative Political Party Has Mixed Results in Nicaragua

LADB Article ID: 53835
Category/Department: Nicaragua
Date: 2000-06-29
By: LADB Staff

A coalition offering itself as an alternative to the two major political parties fell apart in June, but former armed forces chief Gen. Joaquin Cuadra formed a new party to run a candidate for president in 2001. The third-force movement came out of the growing disdain for the power-sharing pacts negotiated between the governing Partido Liberal Constitucionalista (PLC) and the Frente Sandinista de Liberacion Nacional (FSLN) since 1997

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