Gadea to run for president on ALN’s Ticket in No. 9 Spot

February 3, 2011

The probability of a divided opposition in the 2011 presidential election appears all but certain after pre-candidate Fabio Gadea announced last weekend that he has reached a preliminary agreement with the ambiguous Nicaraguan Liberal Alliance (ALN) to run as its candidate in the No. 9 ballot spot in November.

Gadea announced Jan. 29 that his candidacy on the ALN’s ticket is “almost, almost a reality.”

The final announcement was expected to be made Feb. 3, at press time.

If Gadea’s candidacy for the ALN is formalized, it will assure a divided opposition.

Former President and ex-convict Arnoldo Alemán last month announced his candidacy for the Liberal Constitutional Party (PLC) and announced an electoral alliance with the Conservative Party (NT, Jan. 28).

Both Gadea and Alemán claim to represent the best candidacy to unify the opposition against President Daniel Ortega’s illegal reelection bid.

Although claiming to be an opposition party, the ALN has proved repeatedly over the past three years to be a solid legislative ally of the Sandinista Front.

You may be interested

Response to disaster: aid successes, struggles in post-Maria Puerto Rico
Weather
300 views
Weather
300 views

Response to disaster: aid successes, struggles in post-Maria Puerto Rico

John McPhaul - December 13, 2017

As Costa Rica joins many other nations in looking back upon the horrendous 2017 hurricane season, longtime Tico Times contributor…

Looking back at Hurricane Maria: the initial impact
Weather
1487 views
Weather
1487 views

Looking back at Hurricane Maria: the initial impact

John McPhaul - December 12, 2017

As Costa Rica joins many other nations in looking back upon the devastating 2017 hurricane season, longtime Tico Times contributor…

Cold front claims fourth victim in Costa Rica
Weather
4097 views
Weather
4097 views

Cold front claims fourth victim in Costa Rica

Katherine Stanley - December 12, 2017

High winds claimed the life of a fourth victim in Costa Rica as the cold front that has been moving…