Nicaraguan Government as Seen from Abroad  

"Murillo and Ortega together are forging a level of control that political observers say holds echoes of the sort of family dynasty that the Sandinista Front once took up arms to topple."

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

"Dynasty," is how the U.S. Newspaper Kansas City describes the government of Daniel Ortega and in which it discusses the influential role played by his wife Rosario Murillo in every government decision.

"The power of Rosario Murillo seems to be the same as that of Ortega, who has been a very important figure in Nicaraguan politics since 1979. Both of them together are exerting a level of control which according to political analysts increasingly resembles that of a family dynasty against which the FSLN once rose up in arms.

Although Ortega and Murillo work together, Murillo is responsible for many of the daily tasks of government, while Ortega focuses on strategy. Some analysts are questioning which of the two is actually the most influential.



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