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How Nicaragua's Supreme Court Got Away With Disqualifying Presidential Candidate

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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