A mission from the Organization of American States (OAS) will visit Nicaragua during the elections on November 6th in which President Daniel Ortega will seek for his third term amid the criticisms from the opposition.
The visit is part of the conversations that Ortega’s government agreed to begin with the OAS on the disputed electoral process, which excluded an opposition coalition from participating in the elections through a judicial decision in June.
The dialogue was agreed based on a report submitted by the Secretary General of the OAS, Luis Almagro, that has not been made public.
The opposition parties have called for the support of the OAS to stop what they describe as an “electoral farce” and they also have asked the people to abstain from voting and to demand new elections by an impartial electoral tribunal.
The Managua government reiterated on October 25th that they will focus on the dialogue to resolve the opposition claims.
Ortega leads the polls with 64.2% of voters preference, according to the latest survey by the consulting firm M & R.