All set for November elections

The registration of candidates for Nicaragua’s Presidential and National Assembly elections closed last week. The FSLN sprang a surprise with their choice of Daniel Ortega’s running mate. The Right registered no fewer than four parties or coalitions.

If the elections were held tomorrow the Frente Sandinista would look certain of victory, partly because of the social gains made by the majority of the population since 2007, and partly because the Right vote will be divided.

However, a lot can still happen between now and November. Candidates can withdraw, and no one knows yet how much US interference there will be.

For an analysis of the state of the parties and alliances that will battle it out, read Karla Jacobs on Tortilla con sal


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