Pre electoral: presidential and legislative elections in Nicaragua
Next Sunday, Nicaragua will elect its president and its new National Assembly for the period 2022-2027. The current president, Daniel Ortega, will seek his third consecutive reelection against a backdrop of political and social crises and instability marked by the persecution and detention of opponents to his government. These arrests, added to Ortega’s control of the Supreme Electoral Council, have led to heavy national and international criticism over the legitimacy of the elections. Nevertheless, all seems to indicate the current president will secure a fresh mandate.