Nicaragua Leader Wants To Remove Presidential Term Limit
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MANAGUA, Nicaragua -- MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Nicaraguan lawmakers on Wednesday began studying a proposal by President Daniel Ortega to remove an article in the constitution intended to bar consecutive presidential terms.
The country's highest court already allowed Ortega to be elected to a second, consecutive term, but an analyst said the president probably wants to remove the wording from the charter to solidify that ruling and undercut criticism of his re-election. National Assembly secretary Alba Palacios said she and six other lawmakers have formed a commission that will study the proposal and then present its opinion to the full assembly by December. It will consult with representatives of the police, army, business community and unions as well as Supreme Court justices, the Roman Catholic Church, law professors and political figures, Palacios said.
The constitution article in question prohibits consecutive presidential terms, but in 2010 the Supreme Court overturned the ban
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