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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 05:51 PM
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UN suspends support to Honduran electoral court; says elections there likely won't be credible
Source: Associated Press

UN suspends support to Honduran electoral court; says elections there likely won't be credible
By Associated Press
6:34 p.m. EDT, September 23, 2009

UNITED NATIONS (AP) U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has suspended technical assistance to Honduras' electoral court, saying turmoil there means presidential elections scheduled for November will not be credible.

Ban Spokeswoman Michele Montas said the move was temporary, though her Wednesday statement did not say when it might end.

Honduran President Manuel Zelaya was deposed in a coup in June but returned to the country and is holed up in the Brazilian embassy.

U.N. technical aid to the court began in September 2008 and included the training of polling station staff and a quick-count project, as well as gender and public information training.


Read more: http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/nationworld/sns-ap-un-...
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Billy Burnett Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 06:01 PM
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1. Good that the US is taking the lead on getting elections running right.
Forget the old controversies ...


In a new elections controversy, one company could control nearly all of Florida's voting machines.
http://www.miamiherald.com/news/southflorida/story/1246...

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tritsofme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 11:38 PM
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2. So what is the solution if the election is to be declared invalid? Zelaya's term ends in January
surely he would not seek to be restored after that point.

New elections need to happen one way or the other.
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