U.S. urges Ortega to “make electoral system more credible” in Nicaragua

Acting Unde- Secretary of State Julie Chung made a statement on a controversial electoral reform proposal challenged by the opposition.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - U.S. Acting Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs Julie Chung on Monday, May 3rd, urged Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega and Sandinista deputies to "make the electoral system more credible" when they discuss an announced electoral reform.

"President Ortega and his supporters should take this opportunity to make the electoral system more credible," the diplomat said in a message sent to the media by the U.S. Embassy in Managua.

The Nicaraguan Parliament, controlled by the ruling party, plans to discuss Electotal Law reforms, proposed by the Sandinistas, which are seen by the opposition as a . . .

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