The US described the municipal elections this Sunday in Nicaragua as a new farce of the Ortega regime

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The State Department's chief Latin American officer, Brian Nichols, said that citizens will again be denied the right to choose freely and fairly

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The US described the municipal elections this Sunday in Nicaragua as a new farce of the Ortega regime

Brian Nichols described as “another farce” the municipal elections in Nicaragua

The main person in charge of the United States Department of State for Latin America, Brian Nichols, described as “another farce” the municipal elections that will be held next Sunday in Nicaragua.

“On Sunday, Nicaraguans will be denied the right to freely and fairly elect their municipal leaders,” said the Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs.

In a message sent To journalists by the press office of the US Embassy in Nicaragua, Nichols argued that “as long as opposition leaders remain unjustly imprisoned or in exile, and their parties banned, there is no other option. for the Nicaraguan people in another farce of elections”.

The president of the United States, Joe Biden, described as “pantomime” the General elections in Nicaragua a year ago, in which the dictator Daniel Ortega was re-elected with seven of his main contenders in prison and two in exile.

The US described this Sunday's municipal elections in Nicaragua as a new farce of the Ortega regime

Rosario Murillo and Daniel Ortega

Nicaragua is holding municipal elections this Sunday, a process in which no surprises are expected due to the prohibition of three opposition political parties from competing and the imprisonment of the main dissidents convicted of crimes considered “treason against the country”.

The removal of 755,000 citizens from the electoral register in one year and the usurpation of the identities of citizens who appear registered as candidates, including prisoners, deceased, exiled or outside the politics, are the outstanding notes in those elections that, in the opinion of the regime presided over by Sandinista Daniel Ortega, will strengthen “popular democracy”.

A total of 3,722,884 Nicaraguans over the age of 16 (out of a population of 6.6 million) are called to vote this Sunday starting at 07:00 local time (13:00 GMT) to elect the mayors, deputy mayors and councilors of the 153 municipalities in Nicaragua, according to data from the Supreme Electoral Council (CSE), which dismissed 755,450 voters in one year without explaining the reasons.

Single party dictatorial regime

A group of 13 opposition organizations in exile described the municipal elections as a “flawed process”, considering that “they will not represent the will of the Nicaraguan people” and that Ortega's objective is to establish “an absolute dictatorial regime and a single party”. /p>

“Nicaragua will consolidate itself as a more totalitarian State after November 6” after an electoral process without competition, a group of critical media concluded in a joint report with the Ortega government and that they have exiled their newsrooms alleging security reasons.

The excluded opposition expects a smooth process, with a greater police and “paramilitary” presence, and with little participation in the polls.

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

(With information from EFE)

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