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Ortega swears-in as Nicaraguan President

In his inauguration speech, Ortega thanked the solidarity of countries such as China in helping tackle the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Managua (Nicaragua): Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega was sworn in for a new presidential term on Monday.Ortega and Vice President Rosario Murillo were re-elected in the last general election in November last year.

The swearing-in ceremony took place at the Plaza de la Revolucion, Managua. 

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In his inauguration speech, Ortega thanked the solidarity of countries such as China in helping tackle the Covid-19 pandemic.

Ortega said that in the new term, his government will continue to fight alongside the people to fulfill its commitment to eradicating poverty and hunger, and to improving the living conditions of Nicaraguan families.

In the general elections on November 7, the Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN), which nominated Ortega and Murillo for a new term, won more than 75 per cent of the vote.

It was Ortega’s fifth electoral victory and fourth consecutive victory since he first ran for president in 1984 and was elected as president in 1985. 

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