Modern Democratic Powers on the situation in Honduras

Francisco de Goya y Lucientes
The Yard of a Madhouse
(Modern Democracy)

Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release June 28, 2009
Statement from President on the situation in Honduras
"I am deeply concerned by reports coming out of Honduras regarding the detention and expulsion of President Mel Zelaya. As the Organization of American States did on Friday, I call on all political and social actors in Honduras to respect democratic norms, the rule of law and the tenets of the Inter-American Democratic Charter. Any existing tensions and disputes must be resolved peacefully through dialogue free from any outside interference."

United States Department of State
Situation in Honduras
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
June 28, 2009
The action taken against Honduran President Mel Zelaya violates the precepts of the Inter-American Democratic Charter, and thus should be condemned by all. We call on all parties in Honduras to respect the constitutional order and the rule of law, to reaffirm their democratic vocation, and to commit themselves to resolve political disputes peacefully and through dialogue. Honduras must embrace the very principles of democracy we reaffirmed at the OAS meeting it hosted less than one month ago.
PRN: 2009/653

United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Honduras: UK condemns the expulsion of President Zelaya (27/06/2009)
Foreign Office Minister Chris Bryant condemned the expulsion of President Zelaya of Honduras and called for the restoration of democratic, constitutional government in the region.
He said:"The UK condemns the expulsion of President Zelaya and calls for the restoration of democratic, constitutional government in Honduras. We support the Organisation of American States' call supporting the rule of law and are deeply concerned about the deployment of military personnel onto the streets of Tegucigalpa.We advise British nationals in Honduras to stay at home, away from places of public protest, and to keep abreast of the situation by monitoring local media and the FCO travel advice. British nationals can also contact any one of the three British Honorary consuls in Honduras."


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Statement by MFA Spokesman Andrei Nesterenko Regarding Situation in Republic of Honduras
1049-29-06-2009Moscow has received with deep concern the news of the coup in the Republic of Honduras carried out by the country’s armed forces on June 28. The forcible removal from power of a lawfully elected president is a direct violation of the Honduran constitution and a gross outrage upon the fundamental norms of democracy. Russia strongly condemns these actions and calls for the early restoration of law and order in Honduras. All actions by the participants of the political process in the country must be within the constitutional and legal field. Any other path is fraught with further destabilization of the situation. Russia welcomes efforts, including those by regional organizations and associations of the countries of Latin America, aimed at devising ways to exit the critical situation within the framework of international law. June 29, 2009

European Union
Declaration on behalf of the EU on situation in Honduras
On 28 June Foreign Ministers of the European Union strongly condemned the military actions which were directed against democratically elected President Zelaya and part of his cabinet and have violated the constitutional order of Honduras. The EU urges the immediate release of all detained governmental representatives and calls on all relevant parties and institutions to refrain from violence and to strive to find a swift and peaceful solution to the current situation. This should be in accordance with the existing constitutional order of Honduras, the principles of rule of law and democracy. The EU highlights the importance of restoring the constitutionality and stability of the political and security situation in the country, and underlines the importance of ensuring that fair, timely and transparent presidential elections are held in November 2009. The constitutional rules and respect for human rights are the cornerstones of democratic governance anywhere in the world. Milan Řepka, Spokesman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs tel.: +420 224 182 052, GSM: +420 724 034 154; e-mail:

Germany Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Federal Minister Steinmeier on the crisis in Honduras
Yesterday (28 June), the democratically elected President of the Republic of Honduras, Manuel Zelaya, was arrested and flown out of the country by the military. Federal Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier issued the following statement on the situation in Honduras today (29 June) in Berlin:"I condemn the arrest and exiling of President Zelaya, an act which violates the constitutional order of the Republic of Honduras.It is now vital for Honduras to swiftly return to law and order. I call upon the conflict parties to resume dialogue and to find a peaceful solution which takes due account of democracy and the rule of law."

France Ministry for Foreign Affairs
Situation in Honduras (28.06.09)
France condemns with greatest firmness the coup d'etat which has just occurred in Honduras.
The arrest of the diplomatic representatives and their forced expulsion constitute a serious violation of the convention of Vienna. They are inadmissible. The constitutional order must be restored as soon as possible. France invites all the involved parts to act in the respect of the principles and the values of the democracy. The future of Honduras is indeed indissociable democracy and any contrary evolution to its standards would constitute a serious retreat for this country.


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