Elections were held in Nicaragua two days before the U.S. elections. The timing of the Nicaraguan elections had been announced nine months in advance, in anticipation of the U.S. elections' outcome. Resistance to this schedule came only from those forces which, prior to the announcement, had maintained the pretense of an anxious concern that elections be held as quickly as possible. The Sandinistas, in a break with revolutionary precedent, called their bluff. All the pseudo-democratic cries for immediate elections soon turned into an abject clamoring for their postponement.
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