03 November 2011

NICARAGUA : President Noriega Re-Election Sunday...Likely.

                                        BBC / T.ROGERS
                                            Long Read

     President Daniel Ortega is heavily favored to win re-election in the first round Sunday.
     He is polling between 46% - 58%...despite doubts about his democratic commitment by human rights groups.
     This is Noriega's 6th consecutive bid for the presidency since 1984.
     In 2006, Noriega only garnered 38%.
     The change is that independents no longer fear 'the red scare'...and the private sector thinks Noriega is good for business.