Torres Statement Regarding Honduran Elections
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Rep. Norma J. Torres (D-CA) released the following statement regarding the recent elections in Honduras:
“I am deeply troubled by the developing situation in Honduras. International elections observers have raised serious concerns about the unreasonable and unprecedented delays in the publication of results. It is essential that Honduras’ Supreme Electoral Tribunal make results available in a more transparent and timely manner.
I urge all parties, including the candidates and their supporters, as well as Honduran security forces, to refrain from any acts of violence. Likewise, I urge the Honduran authorities to refrain from any actions that would limit the ability of citizens to freely assemble and express their views in a peaceful manner.
The Honduran people have chosen their next president; we must ensure that their wishes are honored, regardless of which candidate has won the election.”
Rep. Torres is the founder and co-chair of the Central America Caucus, and is a member of the Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere in the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.