The Corner

Ortega’s Return

This is very bad news for Nicaragua:

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (Reuters) – Former Marxist rebel Daniel Ortega, a U.S. Cold War foe, was ahead in Nicaragua’s presidential election but his lead over a conservative rival narrowed slightly, partial results showed on Monday.

With returns in from 14.7 percent of polling stations after Sunday’s election, Ortega had 40.04 percent of votes, just enough to seal outright victory if that level of support held.

But his lead over conservative Eduardo Montealegre slipped from more than 8 points earlier to under 7 points. Ortega needs either 40 percent of the vote or at least 35 percent and a five point lead over Montealegre to take victory and avoid a runoff election next month.

John J. Miller is the national correspondent for National Review and the director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College. His new book is Reading Around: Journalism on Authors, Artists, and Ideas.

Most Popular

Film & TV

A Film for All Christians

‘The growing good of the world is partly dependent on unhistoric acts,” wrote George Eliot in Middlemarch, “and that things are not so ill with you and me as they might have been, is half owing to the number who lived faithfully a hidden life, and rest in unvisited tombs.” The passage provides the title ... Read More
Film & TV

A Film for All Christians

‘The growing good of the world is partly dependent on unhistoric acts,” wrote George Eliot in Middlemarch, “and that things are not so ill with you and me as they might have been, is half owing to the number who lived faithfully a hidden life, and rest in unvisited tombs.” The passage provides the title ... Read More
Law & the Courts

The FBI’s Corrupt Cops

White-collar criminals should hope for one thing this Christmas: that they get to live under the Horowitz rules. Michael Horowitz has testified that he found no evidence of political bias on the part of the decision makers who, under the Obama administration, relied on hilariously implausible “evidence” ... Read More
Law & the Courts

The FBI’s Corrupt Cops

White-collar criminals should hope for one thing this Christmas: that they get to live under the Horowitz rules. Michael Horowitz has testified that he found no evidence of political bias on the part of the decision makers who, under the Obama administration, relied on hilariously implausible “evidence” ... Read More