Nicaraguan president sworn in for new term

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Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega has been sworn in for a new five-year term.

Ortega and Vice President Rosario Murillo were re-elected in November 2021 general elections, reports Xinhua news agency.

The swearing-in ceremony took place on Monday at the Plaza de la Revolucion here.

After being sworn in and receiving the presidential sash from the head of the National Assembly Gustavo Porras, Ortega thanked the solidarity of countries in helping tackle the Covid-19 pandemic.

He said that in the new term, his government will continue to fight alongside the people to fulfil its commitment to eradicating poverty and hunger, and to improving the living conditions of Nicaraguan families.

In the general elections on November 7, 2021, the Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN), which nominated Ortega and Murillo for a new term, won more than 75 per cent of the vote.

This is Ortega’s fifth electoral victory and fourth consecutive victory since he first ran for president in 1984 and was elected in 1985.

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