NATIONAL DIALOGUE MEDIATION AND WITNESS COMMISSION June 16, 2018 Press release

MEDIATION AND WITNESS COMMISSION

National Dialogue

PRESS RELEASE

JUNE 16, 2018

 

On Saturday June 16, 2018, gathered together the Mediation and Witness Commission, composed of His Eminence Cardinal Leopoldo Brenes, Mons. Rolando Álvarez, Mons. Jorge Solórzano, Mons. Bosco Vivas, Mons. Silvio José Báez, with the presence of Mons. Waldemar Stanislaw Sommertang, Apostolic Nuncio in Nicaragua.

The sectors participating have been representatives of the government, coordinated by Mr. Denis Moncada Colindres, members of private enterprise, students, universities, civil society, workers, the rural area, evangelical churches and indigenous and afro-descendent communities.

The Dialogue roundtable reached the following agreements:

  1. CONFIGURATION OF VERIFICIATION AND SECURITY COMMISSION to comply with agreements no. 5 and 6 of the Press Release of June 15, 2018, which said the following:

(5) “ The Verification and Security Commission is created, composed of representatives of the National Dialogue, always having the Church as witness and international organizations refered to above as accompanying entities. The Commission will define its work procedures and internal organization, approved by the National Dialogue. This commission will verify that an environment of peace and security exists for all Nicaraguans.”

(6) “The end of all forms of violence and threats no matter where they come from in the national territory, and a plan with its implementation as soon as possible for the removal of barricades on the part of the Verification and Security Commission. This will favor even more the maintenance of an environment of peace and security.”

The Verification and Security Commission will be composed of twelve members; six for the Government and six for the Civic Alliance for Justice and Democracy.

Members designated by the Government:

  1. Luis Barbosa
  2. Luis Jiménez
  3. José Adan Rivera
  4. Verónica Gutiérrez
  5. José Ángel Bermúdez
  6. Leonel Bonilla

Alternates:

  1. Marcos Gradiz
  2. Josñe Espinoza
  3. Lola Esquivel
  4. Adolfo Pastrán
  5. Jorge Mora
  6. Leonardo Tórres

Members designated by the Civic Alliance for Justice and Democracy

  1. Marvin Hogdson
  2. Jean Carlos López
  3. Álvaro Vargas
  4. Sandra Ramos
  5. Azahalea Solís
  6. Medardo Mairena

The Mediation and Witness Commission has designated for this worktable as technical coordinator Mr. Jorge Solís, and as mediator and witness Mons. Carlos Avilés.

  1. DEMOCRATIZATION

2.1 Configuration of the Electoral Roundtable, composed of six members; three for the Government and three for the Civic Alliance for Justice and Democracy.

Members designated by the Government:

  1. Lumberto Campbell
  2. Mayra Salinas
  3. Denis Moncada

Alternates:

  1. Iván Lara
  2. Moisés Absalom Pastora
  3. Luis Andino

Members designated by the Civic Alliance for Justice and Democracy

  1. Carlos Tunermann
  2. Daysi George
  3. Lesther Alemán

2.2 Agenda of the Electoral Roundtable, according to program for path to put the accords into place

Index

  • Political agreement to move up elections at all levels to Sunday March 31, 2019 (Friday, June 8, 2018)
  • Resignation and replacement of the Magistrates of the Supreme Electoral Council (CSE), change in leadership structure and assumption of posts of new authorities (Friday, June 15, 2018)
  • Reform of the Organic Law of the National Assembly, so that the constitutional reforms take effect in 2018 (Friday, June 15, 2018)
  • Reform of the Electoral Law, new electoral calendar, invitation to national observation, new political party law, citizen identification cards and purification of the electoral rolls (Friday, Sept 14, 2018)
  • Celebration of general elections at all levels, Sunday March 31, 2019
  • New authorities elected popularly take possession of their posts, Monday April 15, 2019

The Mediation and Witness Commission has designated as mediator and witness for this work table Mons. Miguel Mántica

  1. CONFIGURATION OF THE JUDICIAL ROUNDTABLE
  • Resignation, reduction and new periods for the Magistrates of the Supreme Court of Justice (CSJ)

The Commission of the Judicial Roundtable will be composed of six members; three for the Government and three for the Civic Alliance for Justice and Democracy

Members designated by the Government:

  1. Edwin Castro
  2. Alba Luz Ramos
  3. Rafael Solís

Alternates:

  1. Omar García
  2. Eliezer Urbina
  3. Francisco Rosales

Members designated by the Civic Alliance for Justice and Democracy

  1. Victor Cuadras
  2. María Nelly Rivas
  3. Juan Sebastián Chamorro

Alternates:

  1. José Ramón González o Valeska Valle
  2. Josefina Ramos
  3. Ernesto Medina

The Mediation and Witness Commission has designated as mediator and witness for this work table Fr. Pablo Villafranca

As pastors of the people of God we reiterate the urgency of the end to the violence, threats, crimes and murders against the civilian population, that causes so much grief and suffering to Nicaraguan families. No more deaths. In the name of God no more deaths.

Issued in the city of Managua on the sixteenth day of the month of June of two thousand eighteen.

 

 

 

 

 

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