Weekly Report - 13 January 2022 (WR-22-02)

Isolated but unbowed, Ortega begins new term in Nicaragua

Nicaragua’s President Daniel Ortega and his Frente Sandinista de Liberación Nacional (FSLN) took office this week for a fourth consecutive five-year term. The sparse attendance at his inauguration reflects Nicaragua’s growing isolation following the election that produced his victory last November which was widely slammed as a ‘sham’ by the international community amid democracy concerns. The US and European Union (EU) marked the start of his new term with a string of additional sanctions. This further compounded the sense of Nicaragua’s relative pariah status, already suggested following Ortega’s announcement of plans last year to withdraw the country from the Organization of American States (OAS) in response to the hemispheric body’s condemnation of the election [WR-21-47].

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