Xinhua News AgencyDecember 10, 2013 22:16
Nicaraguan congress votes to scrap presidential term limits
MANAGUA, Dec. 10 (Xinhua) -- Nicaragua's National Assembly voted Tuesday in favor of eliminating presidential term limits, a top lawmaker said, paving the way for President Daniel Ortega's reelection in 2016.
The reform would be passed a second time in a new legislative session in January 2014, before it becomes law, president of the National Assembly, Rene Nunez, was quoted by local reports.
The proposed reform was approved by a vote of 64 to 26, with zero abstentions, said Nunez.