Daniel Ortega Officially Assumes the Presidency of Nicaragua


Nicaragua. – This Monday, January 10th, Daniel Ortega Saavedra officially assumed as president of Nicaragua to serve a fifth presidential term, and Rosario Murillo as vice president for a second term.

The Plaza de la Revolución in Managua was dressed up to celebrate the investiture, which was attended by several high delegations and a representation of the Nicaraguan people who support the revolutionary process undertaken by Daniel Ortega and that ended the dictatorship of Anastasio Somoza on July 19, 1979.

Addressing to those present, Ortega said that the president is the people and for this everyone must swear to always defend the homeland and sovereignty. He swore his commitment to continue promoting the transformations that Nicaragua has been promoting in these times, which were somehow interrupted by the pandemic.

“They do not realize that the people lost their fear and today they fight and resist with dignity, here are delegates from many governments, they have already been mentioned, fraternal peoples, friendly peoples,” he said.

He mentioned citizens of the United States and Europe who attended the inauguration, citizens who fight for true dignity, for true democracy, highlighting Brian Wilson, who lost his legs in an act of solidarity with Nicaragua, without anyone condemning the crime.

He referred to the courage of the former president of Honduras, Juan Orlando Hernández, who attended the inauguration. Current negotiations and agreements are being carried out with Honduras regarding the Gulf of Fonseca and the maritime delimitations, and the exits to the sea that we share with Honduras and El Salvador, although El Salvador did not accept the negotiation.

He mentioned the agreements that were signed on Monday with China, which will enable greater development for Nicaraguans, in terms of health, housing, infrastructure, food, etc. Among the agreements are cooperation within the framework of the economic belt of the Road and silk and the maritime silk road XXI century.

For her part, Vice President Rosario Murillo told the media that Nicaragua will continue to fight poverty, that it is a country of peace and love and that it will not return to the past, thanked everyone and sent a message of peace and solidarity.

Presidents Nicolás Maduro of Venezuela, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermudez of Cuba, and Juan Orlando Hernández, former president of Honduras, as well as representatives of Belize, the Sahrawi Arab Republic, Russia, India, Iran, Bolivia and China, as well as representatives of international organizations, such as ALBA, participated in the investiture.

On November 7, presidential elections were held in Nicaragua where Daniel Ortega won with 75.87 percent of the votes, elections that were attended by international observers, who attested to the transparency and tranquility of this electoral act.

Daniel Ortega assumed his fifth presidential term, the fourth in a row since he resumed the presidency in January 2007. The Sandinista government has developed important social works during these four mandates, aimed at sectors of health, education, the fight against poverty and child malnutrition, the construction of roads and roads, as well as successful productive policies.

Source: Periódico Digital Centroamericano y del Caribe


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