President Ortega of Nicaragua picks wife as running mate for re-election

Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega will be seeking re-election with his wife First Lady Rosario Murillo solidly by his side as candidate for vice-president.

BBC reports that Ortega who is seeking a third term in office alongside his wife officially submitted their candidacy papers in the capital Managua. Hundreds of Sandinista supporters cheered the couple when they left the building.

First Lady Rosario Murillo already has a prominent role as the chief government spokeswoman and is widely seen as sharing power with her husband.
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