The Secretary General maintained that the elections in the Central American country would only be valid in the case that the constitutional president Manual Zelaya Rosales were reinstated in his office.
Insulza explained that a guarantee of democratic succession in Honduras “can only arise from the return of the constitutional president”, emphasizing that “there is no alternative”. He also claimed that “if the elections fail to give full democratic guarantees, and if democratic continuity is lacking, it will be very unlikely that the elections will be recognized”.
The General Secretary of the OEA recalled that the US had taken up a position against the elections if democratic order were not re-established.
Insulza made these declarations during the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (CIDH). (PÚLSAR/Telesur)
*(Translation provided by James Williamson)*