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Zelaya refuses to recognise Honduras vote

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Zelaya refuses to recognise Honduras vote


Ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya insists he will not accept any deal to restore him to power if it means he must recognise elections later this month.

Speaking from the Brazilian embassy where he is holed up, Zelaya said: ‘‘I do not accept any agreement that would return me to the presidency of the Republic as a way to cover up the coup d’etat which we know has a direct impact, given the military repression of the human rights of the people of our country.’‘ The latest twist in the four-month political crisis comes after earlier efforts to form a unity government between Honduras’ coup leaders and Zelaya broke down. The de facto government has failed to win international approval, resulting in large amounts of foreign aid being cut. That has led to many impoverished Hondurans going hungry or without desperately needed medicine. The politically isolated government of Roberto Micheletti has denied any impact from the suspension of foreign aid.

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