The Secretary of State for the Assistance of the Western Hemisphere of the United States, Michael Kozak, dijo este martes que el mandatario de Nicaragua, Daniel Ortega, destruye “the little credibility that holds“To claim, in its juice, annul the electoral competence in Central American countries.
For the second day, the diplomatic diplomat criticized the law that would disqualify in Nicaragua the candidacies of “traidores a la patria” in popular election cargos.
“Ortega is destroying the little credibility it hasKozak commented on a post sent to the Managua state embassy.
Celebrate, without embarrassment, that both the Organization of American States (OEA) as the European Union (EU) hayan condensed “However, the organization of Ortega has made free and fair elections in Nicaragua, which significantly impedes the opposition candidates who are applying for a cargo”With this new ley.
La OEA pide derogar la ley
The Sandinista majority, which controls the National Assembly (Parliament), approves this move with an urgent character that inhibits the candidacies of those Nicaraguan people who, among others, applaud the imposition of sanctions against the State and its citizens, ”he added.
The “Ley de defensa de los derechos del pueblo a la Independencia, la soberanía y autodetermination para la paz” fue aprobada en una session extraordinaire con 70 vot de los sandinistas y sus aliados, promoterer de la controversy initiative, frente a 14 que voter versus y 5 obstacles.
In a declaration, the General Secretariat of the OEA manifests its preoccupation with that which “pretend to restrict political rights with the objective of limiting valgvalg competence“, And the catalog as”a clear attempt at the basic principles of a democratic state, in accordance with it established in the Interamerican Democratic Map”.
Además, insto al regimen de Ortega a derogar esa ley y le reiteró su llamado “which initiates a process with the various political and social actors of the country, to understand the electoral reforms necessary, that guarantee free, fair and transparent elections ”.
The European Union, in favor of an urgent and inclusive dialogue
For its part, the High Representative for the External Politics of the EU, Josep Borrell, afirmó este martes que esa ley es “one more step in the intimidation of the people”And alley the country of the state of derecho.
La UE apoya “an urgent and inclusive dialogue on electoral reforms with the Nicaraguan opposition as an essential step in restoring confidence, ”said the High Representative of the Union’s External Politics, in a statement.
In this sense, Borrell signaled that the EU “follow up to participate in constructive form and work together with the Government of Nicaragua to achieve a pacific and democratic balance of the crisis”.
In this way, the ONG Human Rights Watch (HRW) announced this March that it will hold free and fair elections in Nicaragua, due in part to a sociopolitical crisis since April 2018.
In the case of HRW, this is a new law “appears designed to prohibit the participation of candidates in the opposition in the 2021 presidential elections”, And observed that the normative defines“ traidores ”in general terms and does not say anything about whether or not this determination is by whom.
Nicaragua is expected to hold general elections on November 7, 2021.
(With EFE information)
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