Ortega names wife as veep on re-election ballot
President Daniel Ortega put his wife, Rosario Murillo, down as his future vice president on a joint ticket for his re-election in a Novembe 6 polls. The unusual step cemented Ms Murillo’s political ascent. Currently, the first lady is a government minister and the main spokesperson for Mr Ortega’s administration. Mr Ortega and Ms Murillo officially submitted their candidacy to the country’s electoral tribunal on Aug 2.