Public Employees Forced to Vote Ortega ‘Most Influential Latin American Leader’ in Sputnik Mundo Poll

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By LatAm Reports Editor

Votes won by coercion keep the dictator as the “most influential Latin American leader in the region” in 2023 poll.

The dictatorship of Daniel Ortega and Rosario Murillo continues to use Nicaraguan public sector workers, under the blackmail of dismissal if they do not obey their orders. On this occasion, workers from mayors and the different institutions of the State of Nicaragua were forced to vote in a poll promoted by the Russian news official, Sputnik Mundo.

In the Sputnik Mundo survey, the Sputnik Mundo survey invites you to “vote for the most influential Latin American leader in the region” over these 12 months of 2023.

Among the candidates put in place by the official Russian news agency are: Andrés Manuel López Obrador, president of Mexico; Daniel Ortega, dictator of Nicaragua; Gabriel Boric, president of Chile; Gustavo Petro, president of Colombia; and Javier Miel, president of Argentina.

Also, Luis Arce, president of Bolivia; Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, president of Brazil; Nayib Bukele, president of El Salvador; Nicolás Maduro, dictator of Venezuela; and Xiomara Castro, president of Honduras.

Forced votes keep Ortega at the head

Nicaragua’s dictator, Daniel Ortega, according to the results maintained until December 14, the official Sputnik Mundo on her website, leads the votes with 74.3 percent, so far, thanks to the votes obtained by coercion with Nicaragua’s public workers – as the most influential Latin American leader in the region of 2023.

The official Sputnik Mundo, according to the results, has so far gathered 31,265 votes, of which dictator Ortega has obtained 23,230, which represents 74.3 percent with which he has so far led the poll.

The dictator Ortega is followed in the poll, according to the results of Sputnik Mundo, by Xiomara Castro, president of Honduras, who reached 10 percent of the vote; and Andrés Manuel López Obrador, president of Mexico, with 5.9 percent.

They order to support the commander.

Workers of the mayors and institutions of the State of Nicaragua, in an interview with LA PRENSA, confirmed that earlier this week they received messages from their immediate bosses, in WhatsApp groups of the Electoral Victories Units of the Mayors, in which they were guided to enter the link of the official Sputnik Mundo to support the commander.

Even if they don’t tell you that if you don’t do it they can fire you, you know it’s a dormant threat. In addition, they ask you to send a screenshot of your vote and if I were to volunteer clearly they wouldn’t ask you for that,” said a worker from a Nicaraguan mayor’s office, all run by the Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN).

In addition, he revealed that he has relatives who work in public institutions and also sent them the survey with the same message, support the commander and send “commission” of his support to the party, that is, screenshot that shows that they voted.

Journalist Miguel Mendoza, through social networks, reported on similar complaints that sent him. “The order is causing “zekeda” (dictator Daniel Ortega) to be up in that poll on Bukele, López Obrado, etc., said Mendoza.

This article has been translated from the original which first appeared in La PrensaNI