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Managua, Nicaragua — Nicaragua puts off debate on 1985 election measure
Nicaragua Saturday indefinitely postponed introduction of a proposed electoral law that would set the stage for next year's elections, blaming the delay on military aggression by the United States. Presentation of the law before the Council of State had been scheduled for tomorrow.
The electoral commission of the Council of State said two air attacks on Sandinista military installations on Thursday and Friday brought about the decision. It called the attacks ''military aggression against our country, directed by the United States and executed from Honduras.''
The Nicaraguan Foreign Ministry sent a sharp protest to Honduras Saturday. The Honduran Foreign Ministry Friday denied the charges. An emergency meeting of the United Nations Security Council to discuss the attacks adjourned Friday without taking any action.
It was expected the electoral law would have established direct secret ballot elections, the periods served by officials, and the access opposition parties would have to the news media.