Honduras election recognition

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Published: Wednesday, 12/02/2009 12:00 am EST

The government has voiced its approval of controversial elections held in Honduras over the weekend. In a statement, Secretary of State for the Americas Peter Kent noted the elections were not monitored by international organizations, but "we are encouraged by reports from civil society organizations that there was a strong turnout for the elections, that they appear to have been run freely and fairly, and that there was no major violence." The BBC reported deposed leader Manuel Zelaya, who was ousted in a coup in June, has called the elections "fraudulent."

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