Survey gives Ortega big lead ahead of Nicaragua vote

Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega delivers a speech during the wake of the late president of the National Assembly Rene Nunez in ManaguaNicaraguan President Daniel Ortega has a seemingly insurmountable lead in voter intentions ahead of elections in three weeks that are expected to deliver him a new term with his wife as vice president. Ortega, who is widely seen as being heavily influenced by his wife, Rosario Murillo, is refusing to allow in international election observers. Although being seen as increasingly autocratic, Ortega has broad public support including, crucially, from the business sector.

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