Organization American Countries Are Pushing For Elections In Nicaragua
Organization American countries are Pushing for Elections in Nicaragua. The Organization of American States (OAS) strongly recommended the President of Nicaragua, Daniel Ortega, to hold early elections in the framework of a national dialogue.
21 of the 34 member states voted for this call. In the current planning, there will only be presidential elections in 2021 in this Central American republic of more than six million inhabitants.
The Ortega, who has come to power as a left-radical revolutionist, has been beating bloody protests against his regime for three months.
350 people have been killed since 18 April. Most of the victims are unarmed demonstrators who have been murdered by thugs who cooperate with the police.
On Tuesday, according to local media, at least four people were killed in Masaya,
almost twenty kilometres south-east of the capital Managua, in an attack by thugs and police on opponents of the regime.
Ortega clings to power together with his influential wife, Rosario Murillo.
His government lost a lot of support as a result of the disappearance of Venezuelan aid and fraud.
The economy is estimated to shrink by at least 6 percent this year.