OAS approves, with 26 votes in favor, resolution calling on the Ortega regime to find an immediate solution to the crisis in Nicaragua
The Permanent Council of American States (OAS) discussed the “situation in Nicaragua” on Wednesday, October 20, twenty days before the country’s referendum on the country’s political climate, with no vote. Against and seven deviations were approved with the support of 26 countries.
The Nicaraguan government announced a day ago that it would not attend the session, refusing to address “aspects that are entirely and exclusively relevant to the decision of the citizens of Nicaragua,” it said in a written statement. The law was confirmed at the beginning of Wednesday’s session.
The Nicaraguan representative read a document denouncing the regime of Daniel Ortega to the meeting, in which he stated that “his sovereignty was not discussed” and confirmed that the Nicaraguan delegation would not attend the meeting. .
Resolution on “Situation in Nicaragua”
In session, Canada. The United States, Chile, Antigua and Barbuda, Costa Rica and Ecuador presented a resolution entitled “The Situation of Nicaragua” in which they reiterated their demand for the “immediate release of presidential candidates and political prisoners.”
What else. “They are deeply concerned that the Permanent Council’s efforts to ensure the free and fair elections in Nicaragua have been ignored.”
They called on the Nicaraguan government to take note of the deteriorating political and human rights situation in Nicaragua and its commitment to undermining the electoral process.
They urge the Nicaraguan government to hold free, fair and transparent elections as soon as possible, including electoral reforms that comply with the principles of the Interim American Constitution and all internationally recognized standards. , Under the supervision of OAS and other reliable international observers.
Resolution “If necessary, adopt other measures in accordance with the Charter of the Organization of American States and the Inter-American Democratic Charter, including the assessment of the November 7 General Assembly election on November 7.”
The resolution was approved by 26 countries, with nothing against, not just Nicaragua, with 7 countries abstaining.
Countries voted in favor: Belize, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominica, Ecuador, El Salvador, United States, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Dominican Republic, San Cristobal, and San Cristobal Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, Venezuela, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas.
Excluded countries: Barbados, Bolivia, Honduras, Mexico, Guatemala, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and Argentina.
The day-to-day draft order for the virtual session held in virtual mode put the issue of Nicaragua on the second agenda.
Minute by minute of the session
At 9:33 am, OAS Secretary-General Louis Almacro recalled Nicaragua’s commitment to the democratic constitution, including holding free and fair elections, but deciding the path of Nicaraguan dictatorship. Almacro said Nicaragua should hold free and fair elections and release political prisoners.
09:29 am US delegates must ensure that elections are a sham and release political prisoners. He warned that his country would continue to use all diplomatic tools to hold those responsible for the country’s slide. Delegates say the United States has not implemented the Inter-American Democratic Charter, but the Nicaraguan government, by its actions. He described the Nicaraguan constitution as “wet paper”:
09:25 am The representative from Paraguay expresses his support for the resolution and announces that there is no further action from the Eastern organizations.
09:13 AM The Uruguayan delegation sharply criticizes countries that claim to be interfering with Nicaragua’s situation. If they do not see the case of Sergio Ramரrez, he complains to those countries that he was deported within the country because of the charges against him.
09:10 AM A representative from Argentina cannot accept that resolution because it represents interference in the internal affairs of a country.
09:07 AM The delegate from Bolivia did not share the resolution and called the actions of the OAS a disaster when he released the report on the last elections in this country.
09:05 AM The delegate from Suriname argued to secure all peaceful possibilities to resolve the crisis in Nicaragua.
09:00 am Costa Rica’s delegates support the resolution, which calls for respect for human rights, institutions and democracy in Nicaragua.
08:55 AM Representative of Canada calls for free and fair elections in Nicaragua.
08:54 am. Ecuador delegation hears the floor. 8:52 am Mexico asks the floor to express its concern about the loneliness of being subjected to Nicaragua, which says it is a failure of the system. He reaffirmed his desire for conversation.
8:51 am 26 votes in favor, no against, 7 deviations, no delegation.
Voting starts at 08:33 am.
Belize: In favor
Bolivia: has the right to dissent and justify it.
Brazil: In favor
Canada: In favor
Colombia: In favor
Costa Rica: In favor
Dominica: An assistant
Ecuador: In favor
El Salvador: In favor
USA: In favor
GRANADA: In favor
Guyana: An assistant
Haiti: An assistant
Jamaica is in favor
Panama: In favor
Paraguay: In favor
Peru: In favor
Dominican Republic: In favor
Saint Kitts and Nevis: In favor
Saint Lucia: In favor
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines: Abandonment
Suriname: A help
Trinidad and Tobago: In favor
Uruguay: In favor
Venezuela: In favor
Antigua and Barbuda: In favor
Bahamas: An assistant
8:26 am Ambassador of Antigua and Barbuda hears the floor. Robert Sanders dismissed allegations by the Nicaraguan delegation that the session violated the sovereignty of the country and recalled that they had signed an agreement with the organization. He reiterated that the draft resolution was not condemnable, but that they were telling him to do the right thing.
At 8:23 a.m., a Belizean representative spoke in support of the resolution.
8:20 am The Ambassador of Chile first spoke on the draft resolution supported by Canada, Antigua and Barbuda, Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador, USA, Paraguay and Uruguay.
- It reiterates its call for the immediate release of presidential candidates and political prisoners.
- Express its serious concern at the situation where the Permanent Council’s efforts to ensure the Nicaraguan government to hold free and fair elections have been ignored.
- The deteriorating political and human rights situation in Nicaragua and the Nicaraguan government’s commitment to undermining the electoral process must be taken with caution.
- Urging the Nicaraguan government to implement the principles of the Transitional American Democratic Charter without delay and to ensure that all internationally recognized standards, including agreed electoral reforms, are in place to ensure that free, fair and transparent elections are held as soon as possible, under OAS surveillance and other credible international monitoring.
- If necessary, adopt other measures in accordance with the Charter of the Organization of American States and the Inter-American Democratic Charter, including the assessment of the November 7 elections during the 51st General Assembly.
08:15 am The Nicaraguan delegation intervenes to establish a position of rejection of the Daniel Ortega regime.
08:14 am The discussion begins with the topic “The situation in Nicaragua”