HONDURAS: Opposition Calls Consultation to Create a Constituent Assembly to “Refound Country”

Posted on March 9, 2010

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Honduras: Opposition Calls Consultation on Assembly  

Escrito por Fany Rodríguez  
martes, 09 de marzo de 2010

Tegucigalpa, Mar 9 (Prensa Latina) The National Popular Resistance Front (FNRP) announced on Tuesday the carrying out of a consultation to the population to create a constituent assembly to refound the country.

  The Front specified in a press release that the action will take place on June 28, a year after the coup that overthrew President Manuel Zelaya.

The coup army, which is supported by the leaderships of traditional parties, business associations and the church, prevented the carrying out on that day of a national poll on a constituent that was organized by the government of Zelaya.

In the document, the Front underlines that assembly will “represent the will of the people to build a real democracy and transform the system of injustice and repression established by the oligarchy.”

It also convened the Second Meeting for the Refoundation of Honduras that will take place in La Esperanza city on March 12 to 14.

In the press release, the Front condemns the US interference in the internal affairs of the country, which is carried out by its Ambassador Hugo Llorens.

The FNRP maintains that Llorens “tries to give some legitimacy to de facto regime in a coarse way claiming a false national dialogue that ignores the rejection of the majority of the population to the dictatorship.”

It reiterates its non-recognition of the government of conservative President Porfirio Lobo, who was elected in the questioned November 29 elections.