Brasilia runs the risk of “isolation” if it does not recognize Honduras presidential elections according to Brazilian member of Congress Raul Jungmann, the only representative from his country to be part of an observers’ international committee on Sunday’s ballot.
The Brazilian press also pointed out to a similar situation quoting President Lula da Silva’s international affairs advisor Marco Aurelio García who said the government would be analyzing the latest events in Honduras.
Jungmann from the opposition party Socialist Popular party said that if the administration of Lula da Silva does not review its position regarding the Honduras situation it will “isolate” itself from the international community where there is a growing consensus in favour of recognizing Sunday’s elections results.
“It’s inevitable that the government changes position, maybe not now, but at the end Brazil will have to recognize that the electoral process in Honduras did effectively abide by democratic principles”, added Jungmann.
“Popular will is sovereign” and the Honduran ballot was “normal, transparent”, added the Congress member.
Meantime the Rio do Janerio O’Globo published in its cover that “Brazil could reconsider its position on Honduras”, following the Sunday announcement not to recognize the Honduran election.
Brazil cut all relations with the Honduras de facto government immediately following the June 28 coup, when president Zelaya was ousted and is now under protection in the Brazilian embassy.
Marcos Aurelio García admitted that the “if the government considers it has to change its position, it will do so…we need to consider the latest events”.
However Garcia said that Brazil has not yet reviewed its position and reiterated that “we do not recognize Sunday’s election results”.
During the Ibero-American summit in Portugal, García who accompanied President Lula da Silva argued that “there was a coup and the elections were used to a great extent to legitimize the coup”.