In November 2006, Nicaraguans participated in their fourth Presidential election. The campaign was hot, the issues vital. What is the best way to combat poverty? What role will Nicaragua have in the global marketplace? What kind of country will the children of Nicaragua inherit? Nothing less than the future of the nation is at stake, and everybody has an opinion. Seasoned politicians Daniel Ortega and Jose Rizo face formidable opposition from first-time candidates Eduardo Montealegre, Edmundo Jarquin, and Eden Pastora.

Producers Arthur Nicholls and Stephanie Appell, captivated by the beauty and humanity they witnessed on numerous visits to Nicaragua, felt compelled to use their talents and give something back. They worked with Nicaraguan native, and Grey Matters Media producer, Ana Bendana to interview some of the nation’s key figures, exploring why the upcoming election is such a pivotal moment for Nicaragua and discovering the significance of each individual vote.

Electing: Democracy will not only help Nicaraguans make a better, more informed choice on Election Day. It has captured a country on the brink of a metamorphosis. Despite decades of turmoil, Nicaraguans look to the future with hope. Although political parties may divide some, everyone is united in the desire for internal stability and peace. Each vote in November is another small stride in that direction, but everyone knows that a journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step

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