As National Front Declares No Campaign Nor Elections Under Coup, Elvin Santos Hits the Stump
Below is a recent declaration from the Frente Nacional Contra el Golpe de Estado regarding its rejection of electoral campaigns and elections under the framework of the coup. It is a very clear and concise statement and includes the call for a constituent assembly.
AUGUST 31, 2009
POSITION OF THE NATIONAL FRONT AGAINST THE COUP ON ELECTIONS
NEITHER CAMPAIGN NOR LEGITIMATE ELECTIONS 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 to popularly elected posts from the Liberal Party and the Innovation Party, to make manifest their political position regarding the electoral process in the country.
3. We condemn the militarization of the society and of the so-called “electoral process” by the coup-makers, who with their armed presence introduce an additional element of political party 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.”
ELVIN SANTOS’ CAMPAIGN FOR PRESIDENT
Yesterday, presidential aspirant, Elvin Santos kicked off his campaign. You must visit his campaign website. It is nothing less than an assault to both eyes and ears. It includes many pics and video of Santos talking to people. His wife is featured standing next to poor Honduran kids. Also, his wife narrates the story of Santos’ youth and their life together which I can’t tell you much about because I couldn’t stomach it. The frivolous, almost “happy days are here again” feel of Santos’ website is in stark contrast to the deadly serious issues facing the people of Honduras.
ELVIN SANTOS’ CAMPAIGN WEBSITE – don’t miss the clever little countdown clock that gives the number of days, hours, and seconds left until the Nov. 29 election.