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Kaine Statement On The Electoral Crisis In Honduras

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement today on the electoral crisis in Honduras:

“It is unfortunate that such an important democratic election in Honduras continues to be shrouded in uncertainty and confusion.  The Honduran people deserve an electoral process that is credible and transparent, and I trust the Organization of American States’ (OAS) assessment that this process has failed to meet that standard.  The many irregularities, recorded by unbiased OAS observers on the ground, call into doubt the results announced by the Higher Electoral Commission on December 17.  Given the OAS’s leadership role in the hemisphere, I support their call for a new general election.  I also remain concerned by widespread reports of violence and human rights abuses in the wake of the election, and call on the government to investigate and address these claims.”