U.S. Doubts Fairness of Nicaragua Elections

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) - The U.S. Embassy in Nicaragua has
released a statement criticizing the country's delays in
accrediting election observers, saying it places in doubt the
fairness of upcoming municipal balloting.
A statement by State Department spokesman Robert Wood - and a
second declaration issued by a group of former presidents from the
Americas - also criticize Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega's
vocal attacks on critics.
Ortega's government has come under fire for barring two
opposition parties from fielding mayoral candidates in the Nov. 9
election, and for police raids against non-governmental
organizations.
The government press office said it had no immediate reaction to
Friday's statements.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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