Mr. Ortega’s apparent victory wasn’t a surprise. Months earlier, the main opposition coalition was blocked by the courts from participating in the election. The courts and Nicaragua’s electoral authorities are controlled by Mr. Ortega, analysts and opposition leaders say.
Hardly surprising, when the Sandinistas control all of the country’s institutions, including the Supreme Court, and, of course, the elections authority,
Mrs. Ortega’s known for her fashion statements,
In her spare time, according to the WSJ, she “is mostly responsible for the day-to-day running of the poor Central American country.”