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Nicaragua / Election / United States Reaction #331448

CBS Evening News for Monday, Feb 26, 1990
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega reported losing election there. Report introduced.

(Managua: Juan Vasquez) Violeta de Chamorro reported celebrating her victory; details given; scenes shown from Managua, Nicaragua. [CHAMORRO, ORTEGA - (thru translator) comment on election.] [Sandinistas' attorney Paul REICHLER - says Ortega will concede election.] [Chamorro adviser Alfredo CESAR - says future of Sandinista army is an important issue.] [Political analyst Xabier GOROSTIAGA - comments on army.] Chamorro reported planning to ask United States for economic aid; Contra army mentioned.

(Washington: Wyatt Andrews) President Bush's response to Chamorro's victory in Nicaragua featured; details given; scenes shown. [BUSH - congratulates Chamorro and praises Ortega.] [Former Contra leader Adolfo CALERO - says Nicaragua needs to be rebuilt.] Role of Contras in Chamorro's victory discussed. [Senator Robert DOLE, Representatives Robert MICHEL, Sam GEJDENSON - comment on Contras.] Bush noted not disbanding Contras until Ortega relinquishes power.

Andrews, Wyatt;
Rather, Dan;
Vasquez, Juan

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