Nicaragua: EU warns that Daniel Ortega regime’s actions will make it difficult to hold credible elections
The European union (EU) considers this Monday to be the result of Nicaragua’s Supreme Electoral Council (CSE) Eliminate opposition citizens (CxL) for the Freedom Alliance from the electoral process Three months before the election, Prevents the possibility of legitimate and credible elections.
High Representative of the European Union (EU) for Foreign Policy Joseph Borel, The leader of Nicaragua said in a statement, Daniel OrtegaAnd vice-president Rosario Murillo, “They want to win the election without competition.”
“Its decision, implemented by the Supreme Electoral Council on August 6, was to remove the legislature from the last remaining opposition political party before the November general elections. Destroys opportunities for a proper and credible electoral process“, He pointed out.
The European Union considers it “Opposition removed” And the people of Nicaragua lose the right to vote “In reliable, inclusive and transparent elections, in accordance with the Nicaraguan Constitution and international human rights laws and standards.”
He also recalled his condemnation of the “twenty-seven” adoption Laws governing, She continues Proper repression And this Spontaneous detention Presidential candidates, Opposition leaders, student leaders and peasant movements, journalists and business representatives.
“President Ortega and Vice President Murillo We need to stop this arbitrary cycle and change courseThe report says.
The European Union has further urged Nicaraguan authorities “Release all political prisoners, reunite political parties, repeal control laws and allow free elections Reasonable with the aim of reconciliation and a democratic solution. ”
Civic unity of all social, economic and political actors in Nicaragua in support of peaceful democratic change “It is still necessary to create a better future”Adds report.
In this context, it means working with the EU International Community To protect dialogue and democracy and Promote respect for law and human rights in Nicaragua.
On August 2, the European Union imposed sanctions on eight more people in the wake of the ongoing political crisis in Nicaragua, including Ortega’s vice president and wife. Rosario Murillo.
The sanctions regime against Nicaragua was first adopted in October 2019, after the Council repeatedly expressed its concern over the deteriorating political and social situation in Nicaragua. Condemnation of the repression carried out since April 2018 against political opponents, protesters, the free media and civil society.
On May 4, 2020, the Council adopted First control measures Against six.
(With information from AFP)