The former president of Honduras, Manuel Zelaya Rosales, accepted the position of coordinator of the Executive Committee of the National Resistance Front (FNRP).
The First National Assembly of the Front, celebrated in Tocoa, department of Colón, decided to name Zalaya for the position.
For its part, the former president accepted the position through a letter in which he promised to fight to end impunity for crimes committed by those responsible for the coup that ousted him.
Zelaya said that he accepts the proposed position “without reservations of any nature.”
In addition, he said that the committee will be able to form the National Constitutional Assembly and construct a new Constitution of Honduras.
The call for a Constitutional Assembly is a focal demand of the Resistance.
In fact, the Front conducted a campaign of collecting signatures to be able to organize it. They have gathered more than 600,000 signatures.
Finally, the former president sustained that he would rather “die a thousand times defending the people” than to allow the punishment of the coup supporters’ crimes and murders to continue.
Manuel Zalaya Rosales was deposed of his position through a coup d’état on 28th June 2009. That same day he formed the Resistance Front (FR).
Currently, the former head of state is living in exile in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
Story courtesy of Agencia Pulsar, a news agency run by AMARC-ALC network of community radios.