Yesterday, on November 8, Russian Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov, condemned calls for the non-recognition of the results of general elections in Nicaragua. He stressed that according to the Constitution of Nicaragua, sovereignty is vested in the people.
It is specified that general elections were held in Nicaragua on Sunday, November 7, 2021. More than 4.5 million eligible voters with a total population of 6.5 million people were to elect the president, vice president, members of the National Assembly, or the country’s unicameral parliament, and the Central American Parliament. More than 200 independent observers from Russia, Abkhazia, South Ossetia, the USA, the UK, Germany, Spain, France, Latin American countries monitored the voting.
“As for yesterday’s elections in Nicaragua, we sent observers. […] They say that the elections were well-organized and were held in strict compliance with Nicaraguan laws. […] As far as I understand, just yesterday in the evening, when the voting was over, the White House declared its refusal to recognize the election and called on other countries to do the same. We consider it inadmissible and strongly condemn such a policy,” Lavrov said.
The Minister recalled that pressure on Nicaragua has started “not today, not even yesterday, but as far back as 2018 when Nicaragua became a target of open interference into its domestic affairs.”
“Regrettably, attempts at toppling Nicaragua’s leadership continue and are not disguised,” he concluded.