Honduran Resistance to Participte in 2013 Elections

Tegucigalpa, Jun 7 (Prensa Latina) The National Popular Resistance Front (FNRP) is preparing to participate in the elections of 2013 in Honduras, according its leaders.

“Hondurans expect that justice will take place in the polls,” said this weekend FNRP general coordinator, Manuel Zelaya, who returned last May 28 to the country, almost two years after the coup against his government.

Zelaya announced that he wants to form a broad front, similar to that of Uruguay, to unite different groups and political organizations of FNRP supporters.

Juan Barahona, FNRP assistant coordinator, said the first step is to start collecting signatures to ask the Supreme Electoral Tribunal to recognize FNRP as a political party.

“We will promote a referendum to convene a Constituent Assembly and later, we will participate in the general election,” said Barahona.

The National Popular Resistance Front was established in June 2009 to protest against the coup, and brings together a wide range of unions, peasants, indigenous people, human rights activists, students, women and progressive politicians, among other sectors.


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