Eight countries presented a draft resolution at the General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS) on Nicaragua that rejects the legitimacy of the elections and asks the organization to evaluate the situation in the country.
The project, which was introduced by Canada, Costa Rica, Chile, Ecuador, the United States, the Dominican Republic and Uruguay, will be debated during the sessions of the general assembly, which ends on Friday. To be approved, it needs the yes of 18 of the 34 member states.
The document states that the presidential elections that gave President Daniel Ortega re-election for the fourth consecutive term on Sunday, “They were not free, fair or transparent and they do not have democratic legitimacy.”
The countries say in the draft resolution that Nicaragua it has “ignored all the recommendations of the OAS” and affirms that the diplomatic initiatives carried out by the organization to promote democracy in the country “have not been successful because they have been ignored” by the government of the country.
The Secretary General of the OAS, Luis Almagro, on Tuesday already showed its rejection of the elections in Nicaragua, calling them “illegitimate” and urged the member countries to “respond” in the General Assembly to a “clear violation of the Democratic Charter.” In June Almagro asked the Permanent Council to consider applying Article 21 of the Inter-American Democratic Charter, which would suspend Nicaragua’s participation in the organization.
Nicaragua’s mission to the OAS He rejected the inclusion of the situation in his country on the agenda of the General Assembly, calling it an “interference practice” and called for “respect” for his “integrity and national sovereignty.”
Voice of America (VOA)