Some leaders just never leave. Take, for instance, Daniel Ortega. I was hoping we’d seen the last of him 20 years ago, but he’s still here and he has no interest in leaving either.
The Nicaraguan government enacted a one-term rule for presidents in 1995 but Ortega scoffs at such puny restrictions. The country enjoyed a nice 30+ hiatus from the former Sandinista, but that ended in 2007 when he returned to the presidency. So how is he still president? The NY Times reports that he “won re-election in 2011 after the Supreme Court issued a ruling blocking restrictions on a president running for a consecutive term, following a petition he and a group of mayors made.”