Nicaragua's new Constitution becomes law

18 February 2014
<p class="introduction" id="story_continues_1">&nbsp;</p><p class="introduction">Changes to Nicaragua's constitution have gone into effect, paving the way for its leader, Daniel Ortega, to run for a third consecutive term in 2016. </p> <p>The bill approved last month also scraps the minimum required votes for election and allows the president to issue decrees with force of law. </p> <p>Mr Ortega says the changes were needed for the impoverished Central American nation's stability.</p> <p>But the opposition argues they are a threat to democracy. </p> <p>The changes were expected to be published on Monday, but hackers attacked the official online publication and its paper version did not appear before Tuesday either.</p>
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