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Legitimacy Questions, ‘Supermajority’ to Mark Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega’s Controversial Third Term

ISSN:1089-1560
LADB Article ID: 78446
Category/Department: Nicaragua
Date: 2011-12-15
By: Benjamin Witte-Lebhar

Lingering allegations of election tampering have poked new holes in President Daniel Ortega’s already threadbare democratic credentials. They are not, however, likely to stop him next month from donning Nicaragua’s presidential sash for the third time. For all the legitimacy questions, Ortega appears to be more in control than ever.

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