As a result of its mission, the OAS recommended Ortega’s government to foster electoral reforms aiming to build a more “democratic and freer political system”. This was just the first move of the already designed plan to undermine the November 2021 Presidential Elections, and OAS’s next actions just confirm this thesis. The organization pressured Nicaragua’s government to fulfill its recommendations, while the US government was funding opposition sectors within the country, and launched an international campaign to discredit a probable triumph of the Sandinista forces. The plan was running tight to the schedule.
The campaign gained in intensity throughout the next months, and in May 2021, when Nicaragua’s National Assembly elected the CSE magistrates, Almagro played his sad role by stating that the voting was fake since the Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN) controlled most of the Parliament’s seats.