Daniel Ortega of Nicaragua took the pledge of office to started his 4th presidential term.
Nicaraguan President José Daniel Ortega Saavedra
, the Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN)
leader, was appointed in for a reelection. This is his 5th presidential term
in Nicaragua, and his fourth consecutive period
. He would be in office until January 20, 2027. Gustavo Porras, the leader of the National
Assembly, presented him with the presidential sash. Ortega's first term in office finished in 1990, and when he was re-elected president in 2007, he immediately set about regaining control of important state organs.
is the country's head of state and government. From 1990 to 2009, the president was precluded from running for reelection immediately. After having to wait 5 years, an elected leader could run again, but if effective
, he would have to depart office for great at the end of his 2nd, non-consecutive period
. However, the Supreme Court
decided in 2009 that the constitutional prohibition on immediate elections was unconstitutional. The legislature changed the constitution in 2014, allowing the president to serve an unrestricted amount of five-year terms.