Court rules Telcor sacking was unfair

5 Jul 2006

The supreme court in Nicaragua has ruled that the recent sacking of the head of the country’s telecoms regulator Telcor was unjust. Its decision follows a similar ruling from the regional appeals court in Managua. Both bodies say Martha Julia Lugo should not have been axed by Nicaragua’s president, Enrique Bolaños. According to BNamericas, which cites a report from local newspaper La Prensa, the sacking came as a result of Lugo supporting a rival party in the forthcoming election. Although both courts have ruled that Lugo should be reinstated, there remains some confusion as to when, or indeed if, this will occur, with interim head Ana Nubia Alegría still proclaiming her own authority.