Saturday, August 01, 2009

Countdown To Election Day

Elections are on November 29, 2009 and the winner of the election will take hold of the presidency on January 27,2010. I am counting the days, hours, minutes, and seconds until that happens. It isn´t so much about Micheletti. I think he has done a great job concidering everything that has happened. I wanted to celebrate the day teachers and other government employees not at their posts were told they would have to give back the months pay they didn´t work for. Finally someone stood up to their nonsense strikes. I feel strongly that if you do not work you don´t get paid.

The primary was held last November. The date had been changed to a little later because there was a state of emergency at the time due to floods. However, it was held. The principal candidates are Porferio Lobo Sosa (Pepe) from Juticalpa, Olancho, he is the candidate for the Nationalista party.
The other principal candidate is Elvin Santos OrdoƱez, Liberal party Candidate from Tegucigalpa, Francisco Morazan.
Other party candidates are
Unificacion Democratica: Cesar Ham
Independent: Carlos H Reyes
PINU: Bernard Martinez, he is an ethnic Garifuna, originally from La Ceiba
Democratica Cristiana: Felicito Avila

In the coming days I will be adding more about the platforms of each candidate. The candidates, parties, ect are not the simple right or left that you see and understand in the United States. Even still platforms vary greatly in definition from the United States..Honduran politics are much more complicated to understand and most people vote along party lines because their family is either liberal or nationalista...(cachureco), my husband´s family by tradition is nationalista because one of their family members was brutally murdered by liberals many years ago.

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