U.S. to intensify pressure on Nicaragua's Ortega following Sunday election -official

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A man, wearing a look disguise for extortion against the coronavirus illness (COVID-19), walks by a mural depicting Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega, successful Managua, Nicaragua March 30, 2020. REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas

WASHINGTON, Nov 5 (Reuters) - The Biden medication plans to summation diplomatic unit and usage different tools against Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega pursuing Sunday's predetermination that Washington sees arsenic a sham, a elder U.S. authoritative said connected Friday.

President Joe Biden is apt to contented a connection connected Nicaragua connected Sunday aft the election, the authoritative told reporters.

He besides intends to motion legislature authorities that seeks to ratchet up unit connected Ortega, who has cracked down connected opponents arsenic helium seeks a 4th consecutive term.

Reporting By Matt Spetalnick and Trevor Hunnicutt Editing by Chris Reese

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