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Nicaragua / Elections / US-Nicaragua Relations #126907

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 20, 1990
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) ABC News/"Washington Post" poll said showing Daniel Ortega leading opposition candidate Violeta de Chamorro in presidential election in Nicaragua and that Nicaraguan people support Sandinistans; other poll results outlined on screen.

(State Department: John McWethy) President Bush's administration's concern about fairness of Nicaraguan elections despite presence of observers, including former president Jimmy Carter and former attorney general Eliot Richardson, featured; scenes shown from Nicaragua. [State Department spokeswoman Margaret TUTWILER - comments on possibility of normalizing relations.] Administration's continued criticism of Sandinistas during campaign reviewed.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Explanation given of how poll was conducted.

Jennings, Peter;
McWethy, John

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