Monday, November 30, 2009

Honduras Elects A New President -- Will Anyone Recognize Him?

The president-elect of Honduras, Porfirio Lobo, waves to supporters in Tegucigalpa.
Photo: AFP/Getty images.

Honduras's President-Elect Is Wealthy Farmer Who Moved From Left To Right -- The Telegraph

Porfirio "Pepe" Lobo Sosa, who claimed victory in controversial post-coup presidential elections in Honduras, is a wealthy farmer who once flirted with Commmunism and lost to deposed President Manuel Zelaya in 2005.

The 61-year-old conservative, known for his wide grin, now faces the task of convincing the world of the validity of the electoral process that bought him to power under an isolated de facto regime.

He also needs to survive a tricky transition period, with Congress due to vote on Zelaya's brief reinstatement on Wednesday. Zelaya's term expires on January 27.

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More News On Honduras

Winner of disputed Honduras election appeals for unity -- BBC
Conservative Appears to Have Won in Honduras -- New York Times
Lobo Wins Honduran Presidential Vote -- Voice of America
Honduras elects Porfirio Lobo as new president -- The Guardian
Latin American leaders divided by Honduras election -- Reuters
Honduras elects conservative rancher as new president -- Hot Air
Brazil, Venezuela condemn Honduras vote result -- Press TV (Iran)
FACTBOX: Honduras election winner Porfirio Lobo -- Reuters

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