Earlier this summer, Nicaragua's Supreme Court stepped into the country's presidential race and disqualified leading candidate Eduardo Montealegre of the country's liberal party. The Court appointed Pedro Reyes as a candidate instead, citing he was more acceptable to be president. The court is dominated by the socialist Sandanista Party headed by President Daniel Ortega.
Manuel Orozco of the Inter-American Dialogue offers his insight in this interview from Costa Rica.
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