RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - After methodically stifling his rivals and dissidents, Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega 'secured' a quiet victory in this Sunday's presidential election, winning a fourth consecutive term that could leave him in power until 2026.
The victory also signals that Nicaraguans have moved up a few steps toward an increasingly autocratic regime.
Sunday was marked by apathy. The voting centers were practically empty. The few registered lines were of police, military, and civil servants.
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