Regional elections take place in peace and order in Nicaragua

Regional elections take place in peace and order in Nicaragua. • Workers

The residents of Nicaragua's Caribbean coast (north and south) are celebrating their regional elections this Sunday, a process that, according to local media reports, is taking place in peace and order.

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At 7:00 a.m. local time, the more than 300 voting centers set up for this community festival opened, where around 500,000 people over the age of 16 from the two autonomous regions are called upon to exercise their right to vote.

Residents of the town of Bluefields, capital of the autonomous region on the southern Caribbean coast, told the press that their voice on this day is to respect the Autonomy Law and continue the development and restoration of all their rights.

In the town of Bilwi, on the North Caribbean coast, the first secretary of the Executive Board of the National Assembly (Parliament), Loria Raquel Dixon, who arrived in that town to exercise her right to vote, shed light on the evolution of this electoral process.

“Our ancestors, our ancestors, fought to exercise their unique right and this is a representation of our unique rights, our right to decide and elect our own authorities, our authorities of the region,” commented Dixon, according to El 19 Digital.

Other voters interviewed described the process as agile and seamless thanks to the implementation of technology kiosks that allow citizens to vote in less time.

The political secretary of the Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN) in Bluefileds, almost 400 kilometers east of Managua, recently explained to Prensa Latina the importance of these elections.

He added that they consider these elections to be their own, since with them they will elect the group of men and women who will ensure that there is more progress in the region and more projects for the benefit of the residents of the Atlantic coast.

He noted the specificity of these elections in terms of ensuring gender equality, which is enshrined in the Constitution for the first time for all political parties.

According to the Supreme Electoral Council, 30 constituencies have been formed, 15 in each region, for the so-called “2024 Caribbean Victorious Elections,” which will elect the 180 members of the regional councils, including owners and alternates.