Ortega’s government is undermining Nicaraguan election, OAS says

(Reuters) – The Organization of American States (OAS) on Wednesday expressed “alarm” over Nicaraguan government actions it says will undermine the Nov. 7 election in which President Daniel Ortega will seek a fourth consecutive term. The OAS permanent council adopted a resolution to urge fair elections and the release of presidential candidates and political prisoners, many of whom have been jailed by Ortega’s government in recent months. With the approval of 26 countries, the resolution seeks to “record alarm at… the government of Nicaragua’s efforts to subvert the electoral process” and “express grave concern” that the council’s efforts to ensure