Opposition party to take to the streets to demand electoral reform
Tegucigalpa, Sep 29 (Prensa Latina) The Liberty and Refundation Party (Partido Libertad y Refundacion, Libre) will take to the streets to demand the approval of an electoral reform in Honduras, Lawmaker Juan Ramon Flores said.
The parliamentarian told Radio Cadena Voces, which was quoted by Criterio, that the government of President Juan Orlando Hernandez, which he described as dictatorial, leaves no other option but popular pressure.
Flores explained that Libre, the party of former President Manuel Zelaya, did not want to go to that extreme, because the country's economy is broken, among other causes due to 'the huge theft of resources from the fight the Covid-19 emergency'.
The biggest crime committed by the Hernandez government lies in the call to primary elections of the political parties (in March 2021) with what he called the census of fraud, the lawmaker said in allusion to the scam by the ruling National Party in the 2013 and 2017 elections.
An example of what can happen in the next elections are 200,000 inconsistencies found in the National Registry of Persons, among 300,000 people who registered to get a new identity card.
The National Party, with support from some minority organizations, uses its majority in the National Congress (Parliament) to prevent the reform from being approved.
It funds its political campaigns with resources stolen from the Honduran Social Security Institute and the Secretariat of Natural Resources, according to accusations against the ruling party.
Libre will not allow an electoral process with the same rules with which the two previous general elections were managed, Lawmaker Flores stressed.
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