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Nicaragua Elections Labeled “Farcical” As New Candidate is Chosen

A former Contra guerrilla on Monday was chosen to be the presidential candidate for Nicaragua’s Constitutional Liberal Party, or PLC, with an eye toward the November election, in which the main opposition coalition will not participate. Maximino Rodriguez, a former member of the Contras in the 1980s, was unanimously selected by the PLC party convention, the voting members at which accorded him the “red card,” the sign of the party’s approval. The PLC’s vice presidential pick was the former health minister during the 1997-2002 Arnoldo Aleman administration, Martha McCoy. Rodriguez and McCoy were confirmed at the commemoration of the 123rd…

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