Ortega Makes a Comeback in Nicaragua
By TRACI CARL, AP
MANAGUA, Nicaragua (Nov. 6) – Former Nicaraguan leader Daniel Ortega appeared headed for victory Monday in his longtime quest to regain power, 16 years after a U.S.-backed rebellion helped drive the former Marxist revolutionary from office.
Early results from Sunday’s presidential election gave the Sandinista leader a strong lead over his four rivals. His victory, if confirmed by final results, would expand the club of leftist Latin rulers led by Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez, who has tried to help his ally by shipping cheap oil to the energy-starved nation.
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