While no opposition formation reaches even 5%. The majority of the population, disillusioned or focused on survival, does not sympathize with Phone Number List any political party. The November elections: perpetuation in power Despite the weakness of the opposition, the Ortega dictatorship has been on the offensive. At the beginning of 2021, anti-Orteguism was Phone Number List divided into two blocks: the Citizen Alliance, close to the so-called Nicaraguan "big capital", and the National Coalition, closer to civil society and made up of a strange amalgam of political parties, social movements and opposition groups that emerged in 2018. Between the two there were at least ten candidates for the Presidency. While the opposition groups attacked each other, the National Phone Number List Assembly (under the control of the FSLN) promoted a series of reforms.
Which in addition to assuming greater Phone Number List government control over the elections, criminalizes dissent and civil society under various crimes, among them "treason against the country" and "money laundering". As the elections draw closer, the new legal framework has supported a veritable hunt for dissidents. Now the four Phone Number List most visible candidates of the fragmented opposition – Cristiana Chamorro, Juan Sebastián Chamorro, Arturo Cruz and Félix Maradiaga – are detained, along with other leaders of business and civil society. Added to the backlash against the 2018 demonstrations,
this is the most serious wave of repression in Latin America since the Phone Number List transitions to democracy three decades ago.
The context for the Nicaraguan crisis Phone Number List could not be more favorable to Ortega's interests, since it coincides with an authoritarian regression in the region, especially in Central America.
Proof of this is the Nicaraguan president's contempt for various international organizations – including the Organization of American States and the United Nations Phone Number List Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights – that have demanded the release of political prisoners. The internal discrepancies within the inter-American system, evidenced in Phone Number List the reaction to the Bolivian crisis a year ago, do not make a multilateral effort to find a negotiated solution easy either.