Thursday, 11 August 2016

Illiberalism on the rise

Another sign of a world-wide trend to authoritarianism comes from Nicaragua, as reported by Liberal International. In a clear attempt to remove all effective opposition in advance of parliamentary elections in November this year, by stripping liberal parliamentarians – the largest opposition group – of their power in parliament. This follows a decision by the Sandinista-backed courts to rob Liberal International Vice-President, Eduardo Montealegre MP, of his legal position as head of the liberal party, Partido Liberal Independiente.

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