By James Blears
The Citizens Alliance for Liberty, known as the ACXL, is the main political party, opposing President Daniel Ortega, who`s seeking a fourth consecutive term. He was elected President in 2007, having previously ruled Nicaragua from 1979 to 1990. His Wife Rosario Murillo, who`s Vice President is his running mate in this upcoming Election.
This ruling, says that ACXL President Carmella Maria Rogers Amburn De Monterrey, holds dual US/Nicaraguan citizenship which is illegal and she`s been stripped of her Nicaraguan Citizenship. She now faces the prospect of deportation.
It follows the house arrest of the Party`s prospective Vice President Berenice Quesada, a former Miss Nicaragua beauty queen. She`s facing terrorism charges after she publically criticized the lack of political freedoms in the Country. Its Presidential Candidate Oscar Sobalvarro is a former Contra. President Daniel Ortega led the opposing Sandanista movement which overthrew the regime of Anastasio Somoza.
Since June, thirty-one opposition figures including seven potential Presidential Candidates have been arrested, mostly under the blanket Sovereignty laws. The ACXL party says quote: "These actions of the regime, show how much they fear the civic electoral path." While President Ortega insists everything is being done is in strict accordance to Nicaraguan law.