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.