May 30, 2023

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The Argentine government has refrained from condemning the election mockery in Nicaragua

Nicaraguan dictator Daniel Ortega gets 75% of the vote and is rejected by the international community for lack of guarantee (REUTERS)

Government of Alberto Fernandez, By Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Avoided condemning the election mockery Nicaragua Dictator who went there last Sunday Daniel Ortega It was imposed with 75% of the vote. In a brief statement, the foreign ministry said it was maintaining its “diplomatic tradition of non-interference in internal affairs”.

“Hours after the end of the Electoral Act, we maintain our diplomatic tradition of not interfering in the internal affairs of other countries.”, Established the report of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in its central column Santiago Cafiro.

“The Republic of Argentina reaffirms its historic commitment to the protection of human rights and strongly supports the work of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Michael Bachelet“Regarding the situation in Nicaragua,” the statement said.

While not condemning the controversial election, the Argentine government reiterated it “Opposition leaders worried about arrests” And “Nicaraguan government must ensure respect for human rights as a whole”.

“We understand that democracy in Argentina is an unconditional value of ideological diversity and the participation of citizens. We must go along with the people of Nicaragua so that they can quickly restore dialogue and democratic coexistence,” the State Department statement concluded.

Foreign Minister Santiago Kafiro with President Alberto Fernandez
Foreign Minister Santiago Kafiro with President Alberto Fernandez

The position expressed by the Argentine government with the elections in Nicaragua on Monday was contrary to the position adopted when the elections were held in Peru several months ago. On June 10, 99.1% of the vote was cast Pedro Castillo And Keiko Fujimori They voted for the presidency by a narrow margin of 71,000 votes (49.8% against 50.2%). Alberto Fernandez congratulates left-wing candidate for president Without official confirmation of the Peruvian judge’s victory, Argentine President Castillo began to work together: “I have expressed my desire to join forces in support of Latin America; we are deeply twin nations. The recession led the Peruvian government to send Argentina “Anti-Note, Indicating that the final results of the 2021 general elections have not yet been announced by our country’s election officials. Before the revelations of President Alberto Fernandez.

Alberto Fernandez tweets congratulations to Pedro Castillo ahead of official confirmation
Alberto Fernandez tweets congratulations to Pedro Castillo ahead of official confirmation

Unlike Argentina, The international community ignored the Nicaraguan election results Former Sandinista guerrilla Ortega will be in charge for another five years. Germany, Colombia, Costa Rica, Chile, Spain, United States, Panama, United Kingdom, European Union (EU), Peru, Ecuador and Uruguay They were the first to boycott the election due to lack of guarantees and incompetence as seven aspirants for the presidency were arrested by the opposition before the polls.

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