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Nicaraguan protests: a controversial reform to be repealed, opposition demands new elections

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After days of violent protest against the government of president Daniel Ortega claims the opposition in Nicaragua new elections.

The crisis is only through free and democratic elections to solve, said Víctor Hugo Tinoco from the party MRS Monday to the German news agency.

‘The protest reflects how deep the gap is between the people and the dictatorship, ” said the former deputy minister of Foreign Affairs. For the last presidential election of 2016 had Ortega of the opposition in the Central American country, as well as silenced.

Increased contributions

The youngest protests broke loose after a planned increase in social security contributions. When clashes between protesters, regeringsaanhangers and the riot police are the last days, according to human rights organisations, surely 26 people to the life and dozens of others injured. Many shops were looted and destroyed.

Under the pressure of the straatprotest deleted Ortega the controversial reform. ‘The people will not be satisfied with the simple cancellation of that reform as a solution to the crisis. They want that the already years-long undermining of the institutions in the country to stop”, said Tinoco.

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