Russia and Bolivia congratulate Daniel Ortega’s election despite international criticism

According to Putin's government, "local laws were complied with" in Nicaragua. The country was the first to support the dictatorship. Ex-president Evo Morales and head of MAS spoke of "courage" and "democratic maturity," despite the fact that all opposition candidates were detained by the regime.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The government of Russia and Bolivia's ex-president Evo Morales expressed their support for the elections held in Nicaragua leading to a new reelection of Daniel Ortega, labeled a "farce" and a "pantomime" by the international community.

The Bolivian Foreign Ministry also supported the Nicaraguan dictator and applauded the election day despite the arrest of all candidates running for the presidency.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov stressed that the process was held in an "organized" manner and in line with local norms.

"We sent observers (...) and, according to their testimony, the elections were held in . . .

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