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Protest erupt over Ortega victory in Nicaragua

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Protest erupt over Ortega victory in Nicaragua


Violence has broken out in Nicaragua in protest over disputed presidential election results.

Hundreds of people took the streets of the capital Managua in support of the defeated conservative candidate, Fabio Gadea who claims widespread vote-rigging took place.

Police fired tear gas to quell the demonstration. No-one was reportedly injured but local media claim dozens of young people were beaten.

Daniel Ortega, a socialist former guerilla leader, cruised to a landslide re-election victory in Sunday’s contest. He polled 62 percent of the vote, more than double the tally for his closest rival, Gadea.

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