This is Fabio Gadea, a 79-year-old radio businessman campaigning against the incumbent Daniel Ortega to be the next president of Nicaragua:
Running on the ticket of a splinter conservative political party, Gadea’s odds of winning are rather slim, especially in light of the FSLN’s huge institutional advantage — the country is decked out in the Sandinista’s red and black flag (co-opted, interestingly enough, from the anarcho-syndicalists) — and the fact a former president and fellow conservative is also running, splitting the opposition vote. Given this stark reality, how can a man nearly eight decades old appeal to voters in a country with one of the youngest populations in the Western Hemisphere?
With this, his official campaign song. It might sound familiar:
I’ve never been a fan of the Black Eyed Peas, but even I didn’t believe they could cause so much harm — not just to music, but to global politics.
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