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Peru’s left-wing government says Nicaragua Vote “did not meet the minimum criteria of free, fair and transparent elections.”

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Peru: Foreign Affairs Ministry issues statement on situation in Nicaragua

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has issued a statement outlining the Peruvian State’s position on the last presidential and parliamentary elections held in Nicaragua on November 7.

Statement on the situation in Nicaragua
-Peru has closely followed the events prior to the presidential and parliamentary elections that took place on Sunday, November 7, in Nicaragua, which do not meet the minimum criteria for free, fair, and transparent elections as established by the Inter-American Democratic Charter; undermine the credibility, democracy and the rule of law; and deserve the rejection of the international community.

-Peru has supported the resolutions adopted by the Organization of American States (OAS) to avoid this serious situation, as well as all collective efforts aimed at promoting the restoration of dialogue and understanding among Nicaraguans, the release of candidates and political prisoners, and the implementation of the agreed electoral reforms.

-In this regard, Peru will continue to work in the OAS Permanent Council —made up of Nicaragua and the countries across the continent— to preserve Nicaraguan people’s right to hold free, fair, and transparent elections —in accordance with the Inter-American Democratic Charter— and to contribute to a peaceful and sustainable solution to the political crisis in said country.

LIMA, Nov 4 (Reuters) – Peru’s Congress on Thursday confirmed a new moderate left Cabinet, three months into the administration of President Pedro Castillo, who’s first lineup of ministers crumbled amid political uncertainty and nationalization threats.

The vote was 68-56, with one lawmaker abstaining.

The reshuffle is widely seen as more moderate than Socialist Castillo’s original line-up, under which Peru’s currency tumbled to record lows. But the move has also alienated some of Castillo’s most left-wing allies.

The Morning Star……

Background, see:

8 november 2021

Daniel Ortega seems to have won yesterday’s election: with half of ballots counted he is on 75%. As Gabriel Hetland wrote in our current issue, ‘Some will see this as proof of the vitality of revolutionary anti-imperialism in Nicaragua. A thorough examination of the facts suggests they will be wrong.’

Daniel Ortega, revolutionary no more? Le Monde Diplomatique.

Sept candidats à la présidentielle arrêtés depuis juin

Au Nicaragua, une élection privée d’opposition

Nicaragua’s unfair election Gabriel Hetland

If Daniel Ortega is again voted Nicaraguan president in early November, as widely predicted, could he reinvigorate the left in Latin America? His record suggests optimism is misplaced.

Written by Andrew Coates

November 9, 2021 at 3:33 pm

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  1. Big up to the Partido Político Nacional Perú Libre government for not going along with confusionist and authoritarian Ortegismo in Nicaragua. Free Peru ideology is a complicated and ever-changing melange of beliefs but on this they are surely right to be critical. Daniel and Rosario are an embarrassment to leftists everywhere.

    American Dream

    November 9, 2021 at 4:47 pm

    • Agreed!

      Jim Denham

      November 10, 2021 at 12:03 am

    • This is nothing to do with Cerron’s party, this is Castillo putting social democrats in his cabinet. His first choice for Foreign Minister would almost certainly not have made this statement.

      Paul Canning (@pauloCanning)

      November 10, 2021 at 12:56 pm

      • I thought Free Peru is extremely ambivalent towards Chavismo, Maduro, etc.?

        American Dream

        November 10, 2021 at 1:03 pm

        • Not at all. I think you’re thinking of the other main left candidate for President and her party. You can read the Peru Libre manifesto here https://perulibre.pe/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/ideario-peru-libre.pdf

          Paul Canning (@pauloCanning)

          November 12, 2021 at 9:51 am

          • I think during the elections there was some serious backpedaling, in the face of Fujimori’s Red Scare fear mongering. Castillo said,”There is no Chavismo here,” He urged Maduro to “first fix his own problems” before attempting to influence Peru. “The one who is going to govern is me” he said.

            This may have added to the confusion, along with broad brush criticism from some of his partisan rivals.

            American Dream

            November 12, 2021 at 1:16 pm

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