Low turnout at polls in Nicaragua with only one option: Daniel Ortega

The United States, Canada, and the EU have warned of sanctions following the Nicaraguan elections amid questions about their legitimacy.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Nicaragua's general elections, in which the reelection of Sandinista Daniel Ortega, in power since 2007, is expected, have been characterized this Sunday by a low turnout because, for many, the result is determined in advance.

The road to Ortega's fifth and fourth consecutive term in office was paved when the National Police, led by one of Ortega's in-laws, arrested seven potential opposition presidential candidates emerging as his main rivals and who could serve as a counterweight.

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