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Honduras: the National Front’s Position on the Elections of 2009

NEITHER CAMPAIGN NOR ELECTIONS LEGITIMATE IN THE FRAMEWORK OF THE COUP

The general elections without the restitution of the constitutional order would be the legalization of the military violence against the State and, as such, unacceptable.  In light of this, the National Front of Resistance against the Coup d’Etat declares:

1. We do not recognize the electoral campaign, process, and results, if the constitutional order is not reinstated, whose fundamental basis is the re-installation to his post of the legitimate constitutional President José Manuel Zelaya Rosales.

2. We exhort the Democratic Unification Party (UD), the independent candidacies, the non-coup-aligned candidates from the Liberal Party and the Innovation and Unity Party for elected offices to make manifest their political position regarding the electoral process in the country.

3. We condemn the militarization of society and of the so-called “electoral process” by the coup-makers, who with their armed presence introduce an additional element of partisan political violence and heighten the conditions of exclusion, darkness and repression to the detriment of the participants.

4. We reiterate the call to promote the direct installation of a popular, participatory, inclusive, non-discriminatory and democratic National Constitutional Assembly.

“AT 61 DAYS OF STRUGGLE HERE NOBODY IS SURRENDERING”

Tegucigalpa, Honduras, 28 August 28 2009


The original statement “Posición del Frente, ante el proceso electoral 2009: Ni campaña ni elecciones legítimas en el marco del golpe” was issued by the Frente Nacional Contra el Golpe de Estado on 28 August 2009.  Translation by Honduras Resists.


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