H/T Pamela Geller of Atlas Shrugs.
Two separate articles:
Nicaragua court backs re-election.
The Nicaraguan Supreme Court has lifted a constitutional ban on re-election, clearing the way for President Daniel Ortega to run again in 2011 elections.
The court’s decision followed an appeal by Mr Ortega and a group of mayors. In July, Mr Ortega said publically he favoured allowing people the right to seek consecutive terms.
The issue of presidential term limits is controversial across Latin America, where several nations have moved to allow consecutive terms in office. The argument in favour is that, in the modern world, continuity over more than four years is needed if effective policies for change are to be enacted. But ending term limits is a divisive subject in a region which saw long-running military dictatorships hold sway for much of the 20th Century.
My Note: There’s that damn word again…. “change”. I’m replacing my dictionary’s entry for “change” with “Communist Dictator”.
Re-election issue divides Nicaragua.
President Ortega says that he is continuing the 1980s revolution. All over the capital in recent months, banners have been proclaiming that this is the triumphant 30th anniversary of the Sandinistas.
But his critics, many of them former colleagues from his first government, see things very differently.
Our Dictator In Training Pants absolutely loves this whole idea of President-For-Life and will undoubtedly offer unlimited financial and other aid to such a great upstanding man as Daniel Ortega.
See the combined articles and more on Pamela’s site: http://www.atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com
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