Hundreds of people related to the official Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN) celebrated this Saturday the 13 consecutive years of Daniel Ortega as president of Nicaragua.
Dressed with the red-black flag, and with music from 40 years ago, the Sandinistas marched through some of the main streets of Managua, with the slogan "Walk for peace, songs of life and hope, forward president town, 2020, homeland, peace and future ".
Ortega turned 13 in power on Friday, but was celebrated by the Sandinistas this Saturday.
During the walk, which developed smoothly, the Sandinistas danced, and shouted phrases of thanks to Ortega, while making their resentment towards the opposition clear.
The Sandinistas also carried posters with the phrase "Stop Fucking", which at the end of 2019 publicly pronounced Vice President Rosario Murillo, to stop protesting against her husband, President Ortega.
Weeks before Murillo's claim, a police chief had forced a dissident family, under blows and threats, to say in a video that he promised to "stop fucking Sandinista militants."
The FSLN supporters, also called "orteguistas", showed their joy because Ortega remains in power despite the apparent widespread rejection of the Nicaraguan population, since the popular uprising against him, in April 2018.
This uprising, called "civic insurrection" by the opponents and "failed coup d'etat" by the Government, produced a crisis that has left hundreds of dead, imprisoned or missing, thousands injured and tens of thousands in exile.
The Inter-American Commission of Justice (IACHR) and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (Acnudh) have blamed the Government of Nicaragua for the violence that has left at least 328 dead, while local organizations add up to 651 , and Ortega admits 200.
In Nicaragua, the Government prohibits expressing rejection of Ortega and his family, raising the country's flag or singing the national anthem, despite the fact that the measure contradicts the Constitution.
Nicaragua did not experience a similar crisis since the 1990s, which corresponds to the first era of Ortega as president of the Central American country.