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Revista de ciencia política (Santiago)

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MARTI I PUIG, SALVADOR. Nicaragua: De-democratization and Caudillism. Rev. cienc. polít. (Santiago) [online]. 2016, vol.36, n.1, pp.239-258. ISSN 0718-090X.

This article analyses Nicaragua's process of de-democratization focusing on three events: the gradual emergence of authoritarian elections after 2007; the constitutional reform of 2014, by means of which the political system became in legal terms once again hyper-presidential; and Ortega's capacity to establish a broad policy of alliances through a strongman logic with hegemonic intentions. The conclusions aim to identify the type of regime that has become consolidated in Nicaragua and how its authoritarian tendencies have sought to remove any uncertainty regarding the elections of 2016.

Keywords : Nicaragua; Daniel Ortega; FSLN; authoritarian elections; de-democratization.

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