Nicaraguan president picks wife as running mate

Nicaraguan president Daniel Ortega as chosen his wife as his vice president.
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Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega wanted to select a tried and trusted running mate for his reelection campaign — so he picked his wife. The leftist leader is a strong favorite for a consecutive third term this November, and he described the selection of wife Rosario Murillo as proof of the equality of men and women in his country, Reuters reports.

"We don't doubt that [the vice presidential candidate] had to be a woman, and who better than the partner who has already been tested with work and proved to be very efficient and disciplined?" said Ortega.

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