November 28, 2009
Betraying the Honduran People
James Burgess, New Statesman
The crisis in Honduras reaches another landmark this weekend, with the country's presidential elections scheduled for Sunday. Far from providing a solution to the impasse, these elections will serve only to deepen the country's political turmoil. The United States has performed a volta-face in choosing to now acknowledge Sunday's result, and stands almost alone internationally in supporting the outcome of the election.
With anti-coup candidates withdrawing from the elections in protest, and large sections of the international community - including Argentina and Brazil - already refusing to recognise the results, it is clear that there will be no simple solution, and no chance of a democratically acceptable result.
The prospects for free and fair elections are bleak, given...
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