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Polaroid of the week: Sandinista Supporters in Nicaragua

Polaroid of the week: Sandinista Supporters in Nicaragua

Last Updated on February 15, 2022


With national elections coming up in Nicaragua at the end of this year, the country is riding high on the election spirit which can be seen on billboards, advertisements and even telephone polls. But the Nicaraguans go beyond just a sign out front in the lawn showing support for their favorite candidate. Check out this house, fully painted in support of Nicaragua’s Sandinista party FSLN, and this house is just one of many painted with equal enthusiasm for the party and incumbent president. However, while the socialist Sandinistas seem to have the most popular support, the constitution does actually not allow another term for the current president and FSLN leader Daniel Ortega. Apparently he’s giving it another go anyway, and trying to change the constitution.


Monday 7th of February 2011

I think it's great that people are not passive about elections.


Wednesday 9th of February 2011

True Agne! We've seen a lot of activity, groups gathering in Central Parks and definite discussions about it. Nicaraguans are definitely passionate about their politics.