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Communique of the Resistance: The electoral farce has been defeated

Communique #40

With satisfaction we announce to the Honduran people and the international community that the electoral farce staged by the dictatorship has been soundly defeated due to the meager turnout at the polls, to the extent that the Electoral Court coup had to extend voting for another hour until 5 pm

What is visible does not need glasses to be seen. The monitoring our national organization conducted demonstrated the level of abstention is at least 65 to 70%, the highest in the nation's history, which means that just voted for a maximum of 30 to 35% of the electorate.

In this way the Honduran people have punished candidates coup and dictatorship, who are now in the conundrum of how to display before the international public a volume of voters that did not exist. We denounce that it had resorted to fraudulent practices such as bringing Salvadorans related to the ARENA Party, to vote in our country, as reported by farmers in the town of Magdalena, Intibucá. We expect attempts to increase the volume of votes by manipulating electronic voting.

The desperation of the de facto regime caused the brutal repression of a peaceful demonstration held in the city of San Pedro Sula, where several comrades were wounded, beaten and arrested. There is a report of one missing person. Among the injured reported is a reporter from REUTERS and two priests of the Latin American Council of Churches who were workin on human rights observation.

Whereas this represents a major victory of the Honduran people, the National Front of Resistance calls on all the Honduran people in resistance to celebrate tomorrow- the defeat of the dictatorship.

Tegucigalpa has convened at a Great Assembly tomorrow Monday, November 30 at 12pm at the headquarters of STYBIS and there will be a Caravan of Victory against the electoral farce beginning at 3 pm leaving Planet Cipango


Tegucigalpa, MDC 29 de noviembre de 2009 Tegucigalpa, MDC November 29, 2009