Nicaragua elections: New reform challenges presidential candidates

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    The United Nations has warned that a new electoral law may affect the impartiality of November’s parliamentary and presidential elections.

    Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega is seeking a fourth consecutive term in November but critics say he has sought to discredit and arrest his political rivals.

    A little over a week ago, the government announced a money-laundering probe into opposition candidate Cristiana Chamorro.

    It has also harassed journalists.

    Al Jazeera’s Lucia Newman reports.

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