UK says November elections in Nicaragua will ‘lack credibility’

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In a statement, the British Foreign Office condemned the measures taken by the government of Daniel Ortega and Rosario Murillo against the opposition, noting that the upcoming November 2021 elections will lack credibility.

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“With the arrest of opposition figures, including seven potential presidential candidates, and the suppression of basic rights and freedoms, the November elections will lack credibility.”

The British Foreign Office said, today, Saturday, that these acts of repression against opposition groups and the ban on the participation of political parties in the elections will “deprive Nicaraguans of their right to vote for a candidate of their choice.”

The English government urged the Ortega Morells family to stop the “growing tyranny” and demanded that the rights of Nicaraguans be respected through free and fair elections.

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They emphasized that “the rule of law and the rights of the Nicaraguan people must be respected through the re-holding of free and fair elections,” claiming that they will continue to work for a peaceful and democratic solution to the situation in the country.

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