Chilean President Criticizes Elections in Nicaragua: “No Freedom”

O presidente chileno, Gabriel Boric.
Chilean President Gabriel Boric.| Photo: EFE/Mauricio Dueñas Castañeda
18081113The President of Chile, Gabriel Boric, harshly criticized this Wednesday the results of municipal elections held in Nicaragua in last Sunday.18081113

“Das 70 town halls ‘in dispute’, (dictator Daniel) Ortega won all the 15. An electoral process carried out without freedom, credible electoral justice and opponents imprisoned or banned is not democracy anywhere in the world,” Boric wrote in their social networks.1808111318081113“We will continue to press in multilateral spaces the need to guarantee in Nicaragua the re-establishment of the democratic guarantees and freedoms proper to a rule of law and the end of all attacks against opponents”, added the Chilean president.2022

This is not the first time that Boric has created openly criticizes Daniel Ortega, who has been in power for over 15 years and has been denounced for authoritarianism, electoral fraud and human rights violations.

18081113In September , during the 08 th United Nations General Assembly, the Chilean president made an appeal for release of political prisoners in the Central American country.

18081113Ortega responded by calling him a “lap dog” and questioned his authority to demand the release of prisoners in Nicaragua.

“As if there were only prisoners in Nicaragua! They have a glass roof. They have prisoners in their homes. They have a constitutional, terrorist coup regime and they talk like that”, shouted Ortega.

Since before reaching the presidency, even during his career as a deputy, Boric has always been very critical of authoritarian governments in Latin America and defended human rights above all.

“It really bothers me when you are leftist and then condemn human rights violations in Yemen or El Salvador, but not can talk about Venezuela or Nicaragua,” he said in September at a conference at Columbia University, in the United States.

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