Is Nicaragua's Constitution facing an extreme Sandinista makeover?
By 25 November 2013
A woman walks past murals of Nicaragua's President Daniel Ortega (r.) and Nicaraguan revolutionary and Sandinista leader Augusto Cesar Sandino in Catarina November 4. President Ortega's ruling Sandinista National Liberation Front party will seek to change the constitution by year-end to remove presidential term limits.
<p><span style="font-size: 1em; line-height: 1.5em;">After years of tweaking and sidestepping articles that were inconvenient to Sandinista rule, such as the ban on presidential reelection, the ruling party is now embarking on an aggressive campaign to overhaul the legal document in what critics say is a bid to accommodate the party's needs. Proposed changes to 39 articles would pave the way for </span><a style="font-size: 1em; line-height: 1.5em;" title="Title: Daniel Ortega" href="http://www.csmonitor.com/tags/topic/Daniel+Ortega" target="_self">President Daniel Ortega</a><span style="font-size: 1em; line-height: 1.5em;">’s indefinite reelection and replace Nicaragua’s representative democracy with a version of “direct democracy,” as envisaged by Mr.
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