Venezuela congratulates Ortega on the victory of the Sandinistas in the municipal elections

This content was published on November 09, 2022 – 14:15

Caracas, November 9 (EFE). Venezuela has congratulated Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega on the victory of the ruling Sandinista National Liberation Front (FLN) in Sunday’s municipal elections, in which it reportedly won 153 mayors in dispute. This Wednesday, the State Department of the Caribbean State.

“We warmly salute Leader President Daniel Ortega, Vice President Rosario Murillo and the Sandinista National Liberation Front for this indisputable victory in an election marked by calm, citizen participation and validation of the vote,” the State Department said in a statement.

He also said that the Nicaraguan government had affirmed with these elections its “steadfast desire to follow the paths of a participatory political process that guarantees the restoration of their dignity and fundamental rights for fifteen years”.

The Caribbean nation’s executive branch has endorsed its “commitment to solidarity” with Nicaragua in building a “new, polycentric and polarizing world that is rapidly taking shape for the good of mankind.”

According to the first preliminary report issued by the Electoral Authority, in the hands of the Sandinista judges, the coalition headed by the FSLN obtained 73.4% (1,442,681) of 1,957,074 valid votes, which in turn corresponds to 52.6% of 3,722,884 Nicaragua. called to vote.

Three opposition parties with options continued to be banned and their leaders arrested in Sunday’s municipal elections.

In the days leading up to the elections, 13 opposition organizations called for an abstention, arguing that it was a “flawed process” and because Ortega would seek to establish an “absolute, one-party dictatorship”. EFE

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