Democracy Loses the Honduran Election

Elections took place last weekend, November 29th, in Honduras with National Party leader Porfirio Lobo declared the winner. But elections carried out

* under a state of emergency
* with visible military and police presence
* by a government installed by a military coup
* with a significant civil society movement opposed to the coup calling for abstention
* and with the deposed President still deposed and holed up in the centre of the capital city in the Brazilian Embassy

More Info – background

> Hondurans Divided After Coup Backer Wins Presidential Election Boycotted by Zelaya Supporters
> Honduras: Feminist Leader Detained in Tegucigalpa
> Elections in Honduras: Whitewashing the Path to a Past of Horrors
> Countdown to the Honduran Electoral Farce
> Zelaya's Restitution at Honduran Congress
> Graphic History of the Honduran Coup