Nicaragua: Ordega became president for the fifth time in the absence of a majority of Latin American leaders.

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Ortega with Gustavo Boras, Speaker of the National Assembly and his wife and Vice President Rosario Murillo.

Daniel Ortega became President of Nicaragua for the fifth time (fourth in a row) this Monday, amid widespread rejection by the international community, who was re-elected last November in the absence of a majority of Latin American leaders.

From within and outside Nicaragua, most opposition candidates were denounced as having insufficient democratic guarantees in the presidential election after being arrested or deported.

Ortega took office a day after the establishment of the new National Assembly, in which the ruling party controls 75 of the 91 seats.

Just hours before taking office this Monday, the European Union announced A new one Rhonda Obstacles Vs Ortega’s two children and his wife, Vice President Rosario Murillo.

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