Fabio Gadea Mantilla Politician

Fabio Gadea Mantilla (born November 9, 1931, Ocotal, Nueva Segovia) is a Nicaraguan radio journalist, writer, and politician. He is owner and co-founder of the news radio station Radio Corporación. He also represents Nicaragua as deputy to the Central American Parliament and was President of that body in 2004–2005, as well as having been a member of its Commission of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology from 2007 onward. In 2010, he was nominated to run as a candidate for President of Nicaragua in the November 2011 general election. In November 2011 he lost the election.

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Date of birth
November 9th, 1931

Political engagements

Independent Liberal Party

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The Independent Liberal Party is a Nicaraguan political party separated from Somoza's Nationalist Liberal Party in 1944, and formed in 1947. PLI participated in 1984 election, winning 9.6% of vote for President with its candidate Virgilio Godoy. In 1990 it was part of the National Opposition Union -a broad alliance of Sandinista regime opponents- with Virgilio Godoy running as the vice-presidential candidate. As of 2006, PLI is part of Montealegre's Nicaraguan Liberal Alliance in the Nicaraguan general election, 2006. Of the 2011 presidential election, the party participated as part of an alliance that also included Movimiento vamos con Eduardo, Sandinista Renovation Movement, PAC, Partido Multiétnico por la Unidad Costeña, dissident Conservatives, Sociedad Civil and independents. The candidate for presidency was the journalist and writer Fabio Gadea Mantilla. The election was eventually won by Daniel Ortega with Mantilla finishing second.


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