Saturday, November 28th 2009 - 07:17 UTC

Unasur calls on Europe not to recognize Honduras Sunday election

The Union of South American Nations, Unasur will not recognize Sunday’s presidential election in Honduras organized by the de facto regime, announced in Brussels Ecuadorian president Rafael Correa who called on the European Union to adopt a similar attitude.

Ecuadorian president Rafael Correa on an official visit to Belgium

“The Unasur decision has already been taken: we are not going to recognize elections held under the de facto regime of Roberto Micheletti”, which nevertheless will be accepted by the administration of President Barack Obama, Panama, Costa Rica and allegedly Peru if they are held with all basic democratic guarantees.

“I hope the European Union” adopts a similar attitude to Unasur said the Ecuadorian leader who is also the pro tempore president of the twelve South American nations alliance. President Correa is on an official visit to Belgium.

“Now we will be able to see who is who, who supports democracy and who doesn’t”.

The European Union has yet to decide about Sunday’s elections in spite of having no contacts with the de facto regime headed by Micheletti.

“How are we going to talk about something that has still to happen? I can’t speculate about the EU reaction to the ballot”, said Christine Hohmann spokesperson for the EU Foreign Affairs commissar Benita Ferrero.Waldner.

Correa criticized US passivity towards the coup that ousted elected president Manuel Zelaya at the end of June and insisted that “if Washington is truly committed, it can easily solve the crisis tomorrow, in 24 hours”, by simply withdrawing its support to Honduras Armed Forces.

The Ecuadorian president said that certain sectors from Ecuador, Bolivia and Venezuela “if given the chance they would emulate the Honduras coup but thank goodness these governments have an overwhelming support from their peoples”.

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