Nicaragua's Ortega wins third straight term, with wife

Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega (L) and his wife Rosario Murillo give thumbs up after voting in Managua during the presidential election on November 6, 2016Nicaragua’s leftist President Daniel Ortega has won a third straight term, with his colorful wife Rosario Murillo as vice president, results showed Monday, but the opposition and the United States condemned the election. With 99.8 percent of ballots counted, the 70-year-old former Marxist rebel had 72.5 percent of the vote, the country’s Supreme Electoral Council said. Ortega, who has ruled Nicaragua for 20 of the past 37 years, has been accused of using the courts to limit the power of the opposition.

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