Nicaraguan President looking to change constitution

Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega would like to run for re-election and change the constitution to allow voters to put him in office as many times as they want.

Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega would like to run for re-election and change the constitution to allow voters to put him in office as many times as they want.

Nicaragua’s constitution doesn’t allow for immediate re-election and bans anyone who has served as president for two terms to run again.

Mr Ortega told Al-Jazeera’s David Frost that “those obstacles shouldn’t exist”.

Mr Ortega, whose first government fought US-backed rebels in the 1980s, returned to power in 2006 elections.

Politicians in Mr Ortega’s Sandinista Party have said they plan to propose a constitutional amendment that would allow him to run for another consecutive term.

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