Opposition does not have the votes to annul municipal elections in Nicaragua

Lawmaker Guillermo Osorno Molina expressed his complete opposition to the initiative, making it impossible to get the 47 votes that are needed.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Osorno, president of the Nicaraguan Christian Walk (CCN) party, argued that the Legislative Branch does not have the authority to cancel municipal elections.

Osorno is an ally in Parliament of the Constitutional Liberal Party (PLC), the main force behind the initiative to annul the elections, and with his vote the PLC would be close to the 47 votes need for it to pass, although this now seems unlikely with the lawmaker's comments.

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Nicaraguan Electoral Tribunal reviews election results

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The Electoral Tribunal carried out the review of the voting in Managua with contradictory versions about the physical presence of the opposition.

There was an air of uncertainty on Thursday in Nicaragua, after a round of violence that erupted when the opposition refused to accept the tribunals decision to only review the municipal polls on Sunday in Managua, and without independent observers.

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