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Sandinista Leader Seeks Return to Power

With an army of observers keeping watch, Sandinista leader Daniel Ortega makes his fourth attempt to return to the presidency Sunday in an election being monitored closely by the U.S. and its antagonist Venezuela. Ortega, 60, who spent nearly a decade fighting U.S.-backed Contra rebels, is the front-runner in the race with four other candidates. He can avoid a runoff if he wins 35 percent of the vote and beats his main opponent, Harvard-educated banker Eduardo Montealegre, by 5 percentage points. Full Story

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