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Nicaragua judge egged after re-election ruling

Nicaragua judge egged after re-election ruling

A group of Nicaraguan youths have hurled eggs at a judge who oversaw a ruling that would let President Daniel Ortega seek re-election.
Thursday's attack on Francisco Rosales is the latest in a series of increasingly angry protests against a Supreme Court decision overturning a ban on consecutive re-elections and on serving more than two terms. Monday's ruling opens the door for the leftist leader to extend his time in office.
Rosales is a member of Ortega's Sandinista party and he heads the constitutional branch of the Supreme Court.
On Wednesday the Nicaraguan-American Chamber of Commerce said the constitutional changes were "illegal and illegitimate."


Updated : 2021-04-19 05:24 GMT+08:00