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OAS will not recognize elections held november 2009 in Honduras

The constitutional president of Honduras, Manuel Zelaya, won support Tuesday from member countries of the Organization of American States (OAS) saying they will not recognize the results of the forthcoming elections in the Central American country and called for tougher measures to pressure on the de facto regime installed in that nation.

"Countries that have expressed today that they are unwilling to recognize either the process or the results" of the elections on November 29 in Honduras, Zelaya said after meeting with Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS) Jose Miguel Insulza and the Permanent Council of the organization.

"All have spoken in favor of stronger tightening measures against the regime" of Honduras, he stated to emphasize the support he received from 33 countries active members of the body, but did not disclose what kind of actions would be.