At least 4 killed in protests after Ortega’s reelection in Nicaragua

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At least four people were killed in mass protests in Managua against Daniel Ortega’s victory in the country’s presidential elections over the weekend.

At least four people were killed in mass protests in Managua against Daniel Ortega’s victory in the country’s presidential elections over the weekend.

Fernando Borge, a spokesman for the national police service, said three of the people killed in the protests were supporters of Fabio Gadea, who finished second in the elections.

He also said that over 45 policemen were wounded across the country as they withstand protests after the elections.

Daniel Ortega was reelected for a third term as Nicaragua's president on Monday.

His closest rivals in the election were Fabio Gadea of the Independent Liberal Party and Arnoldo Aleman of the Constitutional Liberal Party.

Ortega, who professes to be a born-again Christian, first served as president in 1985-1990 and was elected to a second term in 2006. He had been barred from running for a second consecutive term, but in 2009 the Supreme Court overturned that constitutional ban.

 

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