Presidential election Nicaragua This will take place on November 7 amid public complaints to the President Daniel Ortega For arresting candidates opposing the Nicaraguan government. Really This election has received serious questions from the international community And local opposition groups claim the electoral process is not democratic and call it a “mockery.”
For its part, the Electoral Court has imposed a series of restrictions on weekends to guarantee public order. These include the Dry Law, which prohibits the use of firearms or sharp weapons, and the handling of chemicals or toxins at certain times.
Dry law It will rule from Saturday, November 6th. The sale of all types of liquor is prohibited from 2:00 pm today until 6:00 am on Tuesday, November 9th. In addition, except for National Police, Nicaraguan military and prison officials, people are not allowed to carry guns, sharp weapons and ammunition. It will be held on Friday, November 5 from 6:00 pm to 6:00 pm on the 12th of this month.
In addition, the transportation, distribution and handling of chemical, toxic and explosive materials of a craft or industrial nature were restricted. This order must be followed by the population on Saturday, November 6, from 6:00 pm to noon on Tuesday, November 9th. Only fuel and liquefied petroleum gas transfers by authorized companies and individuals are exempt from the rule.
Police control was increased
Police have also announced that a security perimeter wall will be set up at the premises where the National Computer Center operates. Supreme Election Council (CSE), As well as departmental and municipal computer centers.
Traffic on the roads around these locations will be regulated from 8:00 am on Saturday to 6:00 pm on Tuesday, November 9th.
Election in the midst of an epidemic
Elections are taking place in Nicaragua Dangerous health condition caused by COVID-19 virus. According to official figures from Johns Hopkins University, only 5.54% of the population is fully vaccinated. Meanwhile, so far 209 deaths and 16,699 confirmed COVID-19 cases have been reported.
Therefore, the Director of Medical Emergency Management The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Siro Ugarde called on the Ordega government weeks ago to make the statistics of corona virus cases in the country transparent as there is no accurate data to allow to monitor the evolution of the epidemic in Nicaragua.
Where to vote in the Nicaraguan presidential election?
Any Nicaraguan citizen can vote from the age of 16. To exercise your right to vote, you must have your identity card. If you want to know your polling station, you can access it Official Portal of the Supreme Electoral Council (CSE) of Nicaragua, Enter your ID number and click “Advice”.
The election has been severely questioned
During the presidential election campaign, the National Police arrested 39 adversaries and activists, seven of whom were presidential candidates. Among the detained politicians is Christiana Zamoro, the first arrested candidate and one of the main opponents of the Nicaraguan president.
The move was strongly criticized by international organizations such as the Organization of American States (OAS), which condemned the arrest of the enemy in a resolution calling it “the situation in Nicaragua.”