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Nicaraguan President to seek reelection with most opponents jailed — MercoPress

Nicaraguan President to request reelection with most opponents jailed

Tuesday, August 3rd 2021 – 09:39 UTC

Ortega and Murillo will run once again November 7

Following arresting most opposition leaders who could obstacle him, Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega introduced Monday that he will run for a new phrase in business in the November 7 elections.

The previous guerrilla leader is to be joined at the time once again by his wife Rosario Murillo who will as a result look for reelection as Vice President.

The 75-12 months-old Ortega has presently ruled Nicaragua concerning 1979 to 1990 immediately after overthrowing dictator Anastasio Somoza and then returned to ability in 2007.

Since early June, seven opposition presidential candidates have been detained, like Cristiana Chamorro, daughter of previous President Violeta Chamorro, who defeated Ortega in the 1990 elections.

Other political opponents who had no intention of working in the November 7 polls have also been put in custody under treason rates.

The European Union (EU) Monday imposed restrictive steps towards Murillo and 7 other people today, together with Ortega’s son Juan Carlos, for “serious human legal rights violations in Nicaragua, and whose steps undermined democracy or the rule of legislation.”

Ortega’s choice was announced Monday in a digital Sandinista Congress session attended by 2,932 delegates from all about the nation.

“We have our ticket, our candidates unanimously elected in this congress,” Ortega and Murillo, introduced the Sandinista militant Gustavo Porras, during the FSLN congress.
In addition to Cristiana Chamorro, Arturo Cruz, Félix Madariaga, Juan Sebastián Chamorro, Miguel Mora, Medardo Mairena and Noel José Vidaurre Argüello ended up all arrested under distinctive charges which boil up to “treason against the Fatherland.”

In this state of affairs, the opposition has agreed on a unified tocket headed by previous Contra leader Oscar Sobalvarro, aged 68, and an ex attractiveness queen, Berenice Quezada, aged 27 below the Alianza Ciudadanos por la Libertad (CxL, appropriate).

Sobalvarro, recognised as “Commander Rubén”, is a former head of the “Contras”, the defunct counterrevolution that the United States financed towards the Sandinista Revolution in the 1980s.

The Sandinista congress also validated the nomination of the 92 full and alternate FSLN deputies for the Nationwide Assembly and 20 for the Central American Parliament. Nicaragua, of 6.5 million inhabitants, will maintain presidential and legislative elections in November.


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