(EFE). – The Supreme Electoral Council of Nicaragua adopted this Saturday the “electoral companions”, from the countries of America and Europe, who will follow the general elections on Sunday, in which President Daniel Ortega is looking for one of them. New re-election.
A total of 232 facilities from 27 countries were certified in a closed ceremony held by the electoral authority at the Olof Palm Convention Center in Managua, according to official information.
New in Nicaragua, the country that has historically received election observers, the number of “election escorts” was scrapped last May as part of an electoral law reform, and has been criticized for putting in place rules restricting participation in elections.
In addition to the lack of electoral observers, the Nicaraguan elections are being held with seven aspiring presidential candidates by The opposition was imprisoned, the abolition of three opposition parties with their legal personalities.
According to CSE, “electoral comrades” came from Abkhazia, Germany, Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Spain, the United States, France, Guatemala, Honduras, Italy, Mexico and South Ossetia. Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, United Kingdom, Dominican Republic, Russia, Uruguay and Venezuela.
New “election escorts” figure in Nicaragua, the country that has historically received election observers
“I would like to thank the people of Nicaragua and the authorities for welcoming them (…) This people has proven to be hospitable living in peace, living in freedom despite the great misinformation campaign that is often carried out in Europe and United’s deputy, Ismail Sanchez Castillo, said. In Andalusia, Spain, it is reported by the official media, especially in Spain, that the situation does not adapt at all to reality.
Last October, the multidisciplinary observatory Urnas Abiertas identified some “election comrades” as “sympathizers” or activists in their country’s ruling Sandinista National Liberation Front.
In this election, Ortega, who actually ruled between 1979 and 1990, seeks re-election for the third time in a row Fourth consecutive period The age of five and two with his wife Rosario Murillo as Vice President.
Organizations defending human rights and Nicaraguans in exile described these elections as “fraud”, while the Organization of American States, the European Union and various countries expressed their reservations about the legitimacy of the results.
More than 4.4 million Nicaraguans were called to vote in Sunday’s elections, aiming to elect a Nicaraguan president and vice president, 90 deputies to the National Assembly, and 20 deputies to the Central American Parliament.
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