Monday November 30th, 2009
Comuniqué No. 41
The National Front of Resistance against the Coup d'etat, to the Honduran people and the international community communicates:
1. The complete failure of the electoral farce set up by the oligarchy the 29th of November in dictatorial conditions confirms our proposal of declaring the elections and their results illegal and illegitimate, in addition to re-enforcing our position of not recognizing the regime to be installed the 27th of January.
3. Having carried out an electoral process that lacks all legitimacy and legality and that attempts to guarantee the power of a minority of the population, the installation of a National Constitutional Assembly represents the alternative to channel the demands of political participation of all of the Honduran people. We will continue struggle for this.
4. We reiterate that all of the acts that the current de facto regime and its successor carry out will not be recognized by the people. We especially emphasize our rejection of any amnesty for the violators of human rights.
5. We take this moment to recognize the work of the Committee of Relatives of the Detained and Disappeared of Honduras, which today completes 27 years of vigilance for truth, justice and the construction of a society where human rights are guaranteed to all.
WE RESIST AND WE WILL WIN!
Tegucigalpa, Honduras November 30th, 2009
Communiqué No. 40 of the Popular Resistance Front Against the Coup d'etat
WE DENOUNCE THE FAILURE OF THE ELECTORAL FARCE
With complete satisfaction we announce to the Honduran People and the international community that the electoral farce set up by the dictatorship regime has been absolutely defeated due to the low turn-out of voters at the poll sites, to the extent that the Supreme Electoral Tribune had to prolong the poll another hour until 5 p.m.
You don't need glasses to see what is in front of your eyes. Nation-wide monitoring by our organization proved that the level of abstention during the process is at least of 60-75% percent, which is the highest in our national history, and implies that only a maximum of 30 - 35% of registered voters voted. This is the way that the Honduran people are punishing the pro-coup candidates and the dictatorship regime, whom now are having problems demonstrating to international public opinion a level of turnout that never existed. We denounce that to make it appear that way they have resorted to fraudulent maneuvers like bringing in Salvadorans from the ARENA Party into our country, as was denounced by the farmers in the municipality of Magdalena, Intibucá. And we expect that they try to increase the turnout numbers by means of electronic manipulation. In desperation the de facto regime has brutally repressed the peaceful march that took place in the city of San Pedro Sula, in which several brothers and sisters were hurt, beaten and detained; and one person is reported missing.
Amongst the wounded is a REUTERS reporter and the detained include two nuns from the Latin American Council of Churches who were there as human rights observers.
Considering that this result represents a great victory of the Honduran people, the national Front of Resistance invites all the Honduran people in resistance to celebrate the defeat of the dictatorship.
Monday November 30th 12pm we convoke in Tegucigalpa a Great Assembly in the STIBYS union headquarters and then will have the great Caravan of Victory against the Electoral Farce.
We resist and we will win!
Tegucigalpa, Honduras November 29th, 2009