The Sandinista Renovation Movement, which lost two lawmakers and is allied with the Liberal Independent Party, called the council's decision "a new blow to completely liquidate political pluralism and make disappear the opposition voices in parliament and public institutions that have played an important role in denouncing Ortega's abuses of power."The Sandinista National Liberation Front chose Ortega as its presidential candidate in June for the seventh consecutive time.
MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Nicaragua's top electoral authority decimated the country's political opposition on Friday by unseating practically all of its remaining lawmakers in congress as President Daniel Ortega prepares to seek a third term.
The Supreme Electoral Council ousted 16 opposition legislators from the Liberal Independent Party and its ally the Sandinista Renovation Movement Friday for not recognizing their officially sanctioned leader.
That leader, Pedro Reyes, had recently been given that authority by the Supreme Court, which removed the opposition party's previous leader following a long-running political dispute.
Reyes is seen by some within his own party as a tool of Ortega.
The 16 legislators removed from their seats supported the party's former leader Eduardo Montealegre and refused to recognize Reyes, who said the vacant seats will be filled by party members who recognize him. 21, 2015 file photo, workers install a billboard supporting Nicaragua's President Daniel Ortega along a street Managua, Nicaragua.
The banner's message reads in Spanish: "Let's move ahead! " The Supreme Electoral Council unseated 16 opposition legislators from the Liberal Independent Party and its ally the Sandinista Renovation Movement Friday, July 29, 2016, for not recognizing their leader.That leader, Pedro Reyes, had recently been given that authority by the Supreme Court, which removed the party¿s previous leader following a long-running political dispute.(AP Photo/Esteban Felix, File) "We tried to avoid this, we convened meetings on several occasions, they have ignored it and we asked the electoral authority to unseat them, because they do not want to accept the new authority in (the party)," Reyes said.The ages of consent in North America for sexual activity vary by jurisdiction. The below is a list of all jurisdictions in North America as listed in List of sovereign states and dependent territories in North America. The ages of consent in the countries of Central America range from 14 to 18. These laws are situational and are subject to interpretation.