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Nicaragua reinstates plans to hold elections next year

Nicaragua's leftist government Monday reversed its decision to postpone preparations for next year's general elections. Manuel Eugarrios, the Council of State's spokesman for electoral affairs, said the council's resolution for an indefinite postponement, announced on Saturday, no longer held.

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Mr. Eugarrios, speaking in a newscast on the private Radio Noticias, gave no reason for the turnabout.

The Sandinist government junta said in a communique, also read on the broadcast, that the official date for voting would be announced Feb. 21, as scheduled.

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