In elections without credibility, the dictatorship of Daniel Ortega kept all the mayors of Nicaragua

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The Sandinista National Liberation Front regime won the 153 mayorships that were in dispute. The United States and other countries in the international community had already warned that the elections were a farce

In elections without credibility, the dictatorship of Daniel Ortega kept all the mayorships of Nicaragua

Rosario Murillo and Daniel Ortega, leaders of the dictatorship in Nicaragua

The ruling Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN) won the fraudulent Nicaraguan municipal elections held on Sunday at < b>to be awarded the 153 mayorships that were in dispute, according to the results released this Monday by the Supreme Electoral Council (CSE).

With a total of 2,028,035 valid votes, 54.9% of the 3,692,733 Nicaraguans called to vote, the FSLN, which controls all the powers of the State, as well as the Army and the National Police, became the absolute governor of Nicaragua, going from managing 141 mayorships to the existing 153, according to the second cut of results issued by the CSE.

For the first time, since 1990, a political party will manage all mayorsfrom Nicaragua. This only confirms the no credibility of the elections in a country where Daniel Ortega won in the last presidential elections with his main opponents in prison or in exile.

“We have successfully completed a civic and sovereign exercise. The will of the citizens was expressed at the polls in a transparent, democratic and peaceful manner”, affirmed the president of the CSE, Brenda Rocha. The United States and other countries in the international community had already warned that the elections were a farce.

In her second report, the official specified that so far they have scrutinized 7,862 Vote Receiving Boards ( JRV), out of a total of 7,931 distributed throughout Nicaragua, that is, 99.13%, and only 69 (0.87%) are pending in three municipalities.

In elections without credibility, the dictatorship of Daniel Ortega kept all the mayorships of Nicaragua

Very few people turned out to vote ( @UnidadNic)

FSLN, without three opposition parties, obtained 73.7% of the votes

Of the 2,028,035 valid votes, 1,494,698 correspond to the alliance led by the FSLN, for 73.7%, which broadly heads the 15 departmental and regional capitals (provinces) of this Central American country, including Managua, the capital of Nicaragua.

According to the results, Mayor's offices such as Camoapa (center), Ciudad Antigua (north), Santo Domingo (center) and El Tortuguero (Caribbean), among others that were under the administration of opposition parties, will be taken over by the FSLN from next January.

In addition to the FSLN, the Constitutionalist Liberal Party (PLC), the Alliance for the Republic (APRE), the Independent Liberal Party (PLI Alliance) and Yapti Tasba Masraka Nanih Asla Takanka (Yatama) participated in the elections.

< p class="paragraph">The PLC obtained 12.64% of the votes, followed by the ALN with 4.6%, PLI with 4.16%, APRE with 3.94% and Yatama with 0.96%.

In this process and for the second election in a row, the authorities maintained the prohibition of three opposition political parties from participatingthat were outlawed last year, and their main leaders were imprisoned.

The participating opposition parties have been described as “collaborators” of the FSLN by the excluded opposition, which before the elections He had called on Nicaraguans to abstain from voting, in what he described as an “electoral farce.”

In elections without credibility, the dictatorship of Daniel Ortega kept all the mayorships of Nicaragua

The little movement in the centers of voting (@UnidadNic)

Controversy over abstention and voter registration

According to the observatory of political incidents Urnas Abiertas, made up of a team multidisciplinary and voluntary, in Sunday's elections there was a participation of 17.33% and a abstention rate of 82.67%, based on a study carried out in 366 of the 3,106 authorized voting centers, with a confidence level of 95% and a margin of error of 5%.

However, the Electoral Power set participation at 57.1% and abstention at 42.9% in local elections.

The CSE, controlled by the ruling party dismissed 785,601 voters in one year without explaining the reasons.

In the general elections of November 7, 2021, in which the Sandinistas Daniel Ortega and his wife Rosario Murillo were re-elected as president and vice president, respectively, with their main rivals in prison, the Electoral Power called 4,478,334 Nicaraguans to vote (out of a population of 6.6 million).

Now, for the current municipal elections, they called 3,692,733 voters , an amount even lower than that of the previous local elections of 2017, when they registered 3,894,104, that is to say that instead of increasing in five years it was reduced by 201,371 voters, according to official figures.

In the general elections held exactly a year ago, in which Ortega, a former guerrilla who has been in power since 2007, was re-elected, Urnas Abiertas calculated the level of abstention at 81.5%, but the CSE set it at 34.74%.

(With information from EFE)

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