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Nicaraguan bishops call for fasting, prayer before elections

October 05, 2016

The Catholic bishops of Nicaragua have declared a nationwide day of “fasting and prayer for the present and future of Nicaragua,” as the country prepares for elections.

The country is sharply divided heading into the November elections, in which President Daniel Ortega will seek a third presidential term despite a constitutional prohibition. Disputes about efforts to manipulate the vote, and calls for international observers, have escalated the tensions.

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