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The Caritas Ministry asks to vote “massively” in the elections in Honduras

A woman walks across a pedestrian bridge where political posters have been installed on November 23, 2021 in Tegucigalpa (Honduras). EFE / Gustavo Amador

Tegucigalpa, Nov 25 (EFE) .- The Pastoral Caritas on Thursday called for a “massive” participation of Hondurans in the general elections on November 28 and said that it hopes that the process will be a step to end the political polarization that the country lives.
The organization indicated in a public statement that it is committed to democracy and invited the population to attend the polls “en masse” so that the elections are a “true civic celebration where a new governance will be established.”
Participating in Sunday’s elections represents “an almost inherent patriotic duty” of the more than 5 million Hondurans authorized to vote, in order to “strengthen democracy, institutions and even the much-desired social peace,” he said.
Cáritas considers that the discipline, values, conduct, attitude, civility and patriotic love of Hondurans will define “the direction of the country, from the polls this coming Sunday”, when a new president will be elected, three appointed (vice presidents ), 298 municipal mayors, 128 deputies to the local Parliament and 20 to the Central American.
“The children of Honduras are invited to hold these elections in harmony, where tolerance and respect for others prevail. May these elections be the firm step to overturn political polarization and seal once and for all the unity of the people, “he stressed.
According to the organization, the Honduran people are called to “make one of the most important decisions in the country, because democracy and institutions cannot continue to deteriorate and social peace collapses.”
Hondurans, Caritas added, have time to make a conscious choice to “correct past and present errors, define an insurmountable position against corruption and everything that affects them as a society.”
The population of Honduras has the possibility to choose “with a pulse” the men and women with the best resumes to manage the destiny of the country for the next four years, he said.
“It is more than clear that the political parties have taken over democracy and have turned it into a system that does not work. For this reason, it is imperative that the sovereign go en masse to the call of the homeland,” said the pastoral.
The organization asked the councilors of the National Electoral Council (CNE) “to adhere to strictly professional matters and to shed their militancy or political alignment and to enforce with justice the decision of the people reflected in the ballot box.”
According to Pastoral Cáritas, it is time to “open a new chapter in the democratic history of Honduras and this page will begin to be written at the polls.”
On the day of the vote, Honduras “urges the support” of its inhabitants for “the rescue of democracy, institutions and the recovery of social peace,” said Caritas.
In the elections in Honduras, the eleventh consecutive since 1980, when the country returned to constitutional order, there is no second round and the candidate with the most votes wins.

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