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Nicaraguan elections set for Nov. 4, leader says

In a mass outdoor rally Tuesday Nicaraguan junta coordinator Daniel Ortega Saavedra announced that elections would be held Nov. 4, Monitor correspondent Dennis Volman reports.

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Mr. Ortega also said the voting age would be lowered to 16. The move is certain to be controversial, since the 16-to-18 age group is heavily pro-Sandinista.

Ortega said that the opposition will have access to television and that press censorship, already eased, will almost be lifted. He did not announce when this would occur, however.

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