Sunday, November 27, 2005

Voting Day in Honduras

Voting for a new president is taking place in Honduras, with both leading candidates pledging to crack down on gang violence.
Porfirio Lobo of the governing National Party is facing Manuel Zelaya of the Liberals, as polls show the two right-wingers neck and neck.
Honduras suffers from crime, poverty, and unemployment of about 30%.
Sunday's vote is the seventh presidential election since 1981, when civilian rule was restored.
Mr Zelaya, 53, is a civil engineer and rancher who has previously served as investment minister.
Mr Lobo, 57, is a former communist who has pledged to introduce the death penalty for crimes such as sexual assault, kidnapping and murder. Read the rest of the story here


Blogger sage said...

hey suzie, you got a new blog. Of course, I'm for Mel (didn't you see the pic of me and his dog?) Mel would be Manuel Zelaya in my post on Honduran politics:

of course, one of the minor candidates might be best, but I don't anything about them. Pepe wants to change the consitituion and that'd scares me.

11/27/2005 4:23 PM  
Blogger Assorted Babble by Suzie said...

I remember that post and you pictured with his dog, but could not recall the candidate's name! Thanks for commenting.

11/27/2005 5:18 PM  

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