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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.
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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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