Honduran Defense Official guarantees elections in 2025, rules out coup 

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By LatAm Reports Editor

The Chief of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the Armed Forces (FF. AA.), Roosevelt Hernández said there will be no coup d’état against the current administration of the Republic.

The Brigadier General said that there is evidence, such as recordings, of meetings addressing the gestation of an unconstitutional interruption of the mandate of President Xiomara Castro, which, from the military institution, condemns and assures that it will not happen.

On the other hand, Hernández indicated that the continuism in power by the government, currently under the Freedom and Refoundation party (Free), would also be to act outside the Constitution of the Republic. It was clear in stating that “the only way a government can continue is through the elections.”

“Presidential re-election, according to the Constitution, before and today is prohibited,” added the head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff during his participation in the Front forum on Channel 5 Front.

In this context, it considered that there are indicators that the country is moving towards both internal and general elections in March and November 2025, respectively.

“The announcement of lawyer Rixi Moncada (who will aspire to the presidency of the Republic with the support of Xiomara Castro -manitaria – and José Manuel Zelaya – Free coordinator – are indications that the government is promoting the democratic environment,” said the head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

In this regard, he said that there is no need to worry about, as there is evidence and indications that the democratic exercise will be carried out normally.

According to the timetable of the National Electoral Council (CNE), in September 2024 the call for primary elections will be held, starting the elective process to elect the authorities of the period 2026-2030.

This article has been translated from the original which first appeared in Tunota