Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Honduras: A New Era Emerges with a Broad-Based Front

National Front for Popular Resistance
June 28, 2011

Tegucigalpa, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina). Former President Manuel Zelaya said the decision to create a Broad Front for Popular Resistance in Honduras to participate in the 2013 elections was the beginning of a new era. "The new force emerging today assumes a change in the old traditional structures that will take a step to freedom and the right of the people to fight for a different country," Zelaya stated on Sunday.

About 1,500 delegates attended a special assembly of the National Front for Popular Resistance on Sunday, and unanimously voted for the creation of a new political, "democratic, revolutionary and inclusive" alliance that would include broad sectors.

The former president, who recently returned to the country almost two years after a coup overthrew his government, called on teachers, workers, farmers, and small business people who opposed the coup to join this front.

For centuries, the national bourgeoisie has maintained Honduras as the second or third poorest country in Latin America, and should be immediately replaced in holding political power, Zelaya said.

The assembly delegates also decided to ask Congress to hold a referendum to convene a Constituent Assembly and begin deep-going changes in the country.

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