Although small, the Residents Alliance for Freedom is the one celebration of any significance not aligned with Mr. Ortega that’s nonetheless contesting the election. Different opposition forces, devastated by the arrests of their leaders, are both unable to take part within the November vote or reluctant to take action lest they legitimize a plainly tainted course of. The regime’s therapy of Ms. Quezada, who shall be disqualified from the race so long as she faces authorized jeopardy, suggests somewhat that Mr. Ortega and his working mate, Rosario Murillo — his spouse, vice chairman and de facto co-dictator — really feel threatened by any opposition, irrespective of how minor, and can use any pretext to crush it.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/08/05/democracy-is-under-attack-nicaragua/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=wp_opinions | Opinion | Daniel Ortega is ensuring he has no opposition within the upcoming elections. It’s a grave assault on democracy.