The United States was concerned about the legislation being promoted by Ortega and confirmed that Nicaragua was heading for a bad election.
According to a State Department statement, the Central American government has rejected the demands of its own citizens and the international community (...) to build trust in the electoral process.
In addition to the electoral legislation promoted by former San Diego guerrilla Daniel Ortega in Nicaragua this Thursday, a biased Supreme Electoral Council was also "deeply concerned," which has "damaged the reputation of the Nicaraguan election." "
The Nicaraguan government has rejected appeals from its citizens and the international community, including the Organization of American States (OAS), the European Union (EU), and the United Nations, to build trust, according to a State Department statement. The election process. "
In fact, he has been criticized for doing the opposite by making "significant reforms" that cast doubt on holding "free and fair elections in November."
The statement, signed by Ned Price, a spokesman for the department, condemns the fact that "on Tuesday, May 4, the Nicaraguan National Assembly approved legislation that would make the people truly free and fair. Elections will be refused. "
These electoral measures approved by the Ortega government are "contrary to those requested in the October 2020 OAS General Assembly resolution, and also" do not provide a timely and transparent presentation of the results of independent election observation. National or international. "
Similarly, he supports new reasons for excluding candidates and allowing the Nicaraguan National Police to ban political party meetings and election campaigns.
On the other hand, the Assembly has also approved magistrates for the Supreme Electoral Council, all of whom are loyal to President Ortega.
Along with these measures, President Ortega and his supporters are violating the will of the Nicaraguan people and Nicaragua's commitments under the Inter-American Charter of Democracy, with the continued repression of human rights.
To add that the United States will continue to use "diplomatic and economic tools" to support Nicaraguans' demands for a republic, justice, and free and fair elections.
The next election in the Central American country will take place in November, in which the opposition will run to oust Ortega.
Meanwhile, Julie Chung, the US State Department's acting secretary for Western Hemisphere affairs, noted Wednesday that Nicaragua is heading for a run-off election next November.
The diplomat said in a message to the media sent by the US embassy in Managua that Nicaragua was heading for a "poor election" unless it implemented a free and fair process that respected the will of the people.
The US official argued her position based on the reform of the Electoral Promoting and approving the law through the selection of syndicates and new electoral arbitrators, most of whom belong to President Ortega.
Sandenita's lawmakers and their allies, who have an absolute majority in parliament, approved the election observation before it was canceled to give way to the limited "personality" of the "partner," which is against President Ortega. Candidates who define international sanctions are barred. Its allies limit electoral financing and constitutional rights.
In addition, he re-elected two magistrates of the Supreme Electoral Council. He chose another eight, mostly Sandinistas, who have guaranteed that the election arbitration body describes members and characters of the ruling party as allies, according to opponents.
The new AN (National Assembly) election law disappoints the Nicaraguan people and does not please the international community. The Acting Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs said the CSE was highly biased.
Chung called on Ortega and Sandinista's deputies to take advantage of electoral reforms and the selection of new electoral mediators to make Nicaragua's electoral system more credible.
Nicaraguan's opposition has expressed opposition to reforming electoral law and new arbitrators, such as the country's original employers' association, the Higher Council of Private Enterprise (COSEP).
Last October, the General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS) called on Nicaragua to create such a situation after May 2021 for "likely" elections. However, the reforms, according to opponents, do not guarantee fair elections but could exacerbate the socio-political crisis the country has been facing since April 2018.
Nicaragua plans to hold presidential and legislative elections on November 7, in which President Ortega aspires to his third consecutive reelection.