Setback for Ortego plan
NICARAGUA: PRESIDENT Daniel Ortega’s attempt to run for re-election has been halted by congress.
Politicians refuse to recognise a Supreme Court decision that would allow him to run again in 2011 by overturning bans on consecutive re-election and serving more than two terms.
The National Assembly approved a resolution to oppose the decision. It is now up to the electoral commission to choose which branch of government to heed.