If you want a rundown and decent, informed opinion on how the run-up to Nicaragua's 2011 Presidential election is going so far, you could do a lot worse than check out this post by Mike over at Central American Politics, published today. A good digest of events up to now and balanced opinion on the thing. Here are two short snippets to give a taste, but the whole post is worthy of your attention so do it right and click through:
"A June poll in Nicaragua indicates that Daniel Ortega will win a first round victory in November's scheduled presidential elections. Fifty-seven per cent of those polled claimed that they would vote for Ortega...""Ortega’s definitely not perfect and his run at re-election doesn’t appear to be legal, but there’s no denying his support within the country."