STATEMENT ON THE SITUATION OF THESE GENERAL ELECTIONS IN HONDURAS
from the Conference of Religious in Honduras.
November 29, 2017
The Conference of Men and Women Religious of Honduras.
Statement on the situation of these General Elections of the country.
Directed to all the men and women of good will of the Honduran People.
All men and women religious who serve in Honduras, where we work out our mission in the name of Jesus, who made himself one of us to take on history in all its aspects; we believe in a God of Life and in order that Life is given has to be given under conditions of Justice, Truth, and Solidarity, as the Master said, we are blessed for “having hunger and thirst for justice.” (Matthew 5)
From this Spirit of the Beatitudes of our Master Jesus, we state:
Preoccupied by the unstable situation created by the delay in presenting the definitive results of the general elections by the Supreme Electoral Tribunal )TSE).
We are preoccupied because, with this delay, what is created is an environment and situation of democratic insecurity, which affects the peace of the Honduran people, who came out peacefully to vote and to show their democratic vocation.
We are preoccupied and we reject all type of pressure and manipulation of the securities [security forces] by the official party; repression and intimidation of a people who have demonstrated their critical and democratic sensibility by voting is not acceptable.
We ask the Supreme Electoral Tribunal to maintain itself unflinching [firm] in terms of the law which they swore to uphold, to communicate to the people what it is due every advance in counting votes; how to maintain themselves unflinching in the face of the possibilities of act corruptly in this electoral process, demonstrating their independence and autonomy as an entity of the State.
We invite all the population to guard their in a peaceful way and in a sense that shines the light of the torches of liberty and truth.
We exhort the present president of the republic and all the functionaries, who are servants of the people, to be facilitators and instruments of peace.
In the name of the prince of peace and justice, Jesus Christ, may we go forward as brothers and sisters and citizens, being a people which seeks the Good and the Life.
May the Lord guard us and bless us, if we act as his sons and daughters. May he deliver us from the tyranny and the repression of his sons.
29 November 2017
Commission of Justice, Peace, and the Integrity of Creation
COMISION DE JUSTICIA, PAZ E INTEGRIDAD DE LA CREACIÓN
CONFERENCIA DE RELIGIOSOS DE HONDURAS