ELECTION RESULTS – 29 NOV 2009
According to exit polls, opposition party candidate Porfirio “Pepe” Lobo received 55% of ballots cast. His National Party enjoyed a massive voter turnout despite Mel Zelaya’s appeal to Hondurans to boycott elections.
Observers expect Mel Zelaya to seek exile in neighboring Nicaragua after the new president assumes office in January. Honduran voters clearly and definitively rejected the leftist interference by Hugo Chavez.
Chavez conspired with former president Mel Zelaya to hold an illegal referendum on a second term for Zelaya using counterfeit ballots printed in Venezuela.
The Honduran constitution limits presidents to one term in office – what an idea for America!
OBAMA & CO. REBUFFED
Initially, President Obama, along with Castro, Chavez and other leftist South American leaders, demanded reinstatement of Zelaya as president, but the Honduran government resisted such pressure at their own peril as foreign aid and tourism suffered.
For the record, the ruling party that ousted Zelaya was his own political party that worked in agreement with the Supreme Court and the country’s military leaders to rid themselves of a “Chavista” who sought to overturn their democratic government.