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Message from President Zelaya to the Honduran people July 4, 2009

 Announcing his return to Tegucigalpa today (Sunday, July 5th)

TEGUCIGALPA, July 4 (PL).—President Manuel Zelaya sent a message to the Honduran people today assuring them that he is prepared to make any effort and any sacrifice to obtain the freedom that the country needs.

Below is President Zelaya’s proclamation prior to his return tomorrow to this Central American nation to reoccupy his post after the coup d’état on June 28.

Coup d’état in Honduras elicits International Condemnation

Sunday June 28, 2009  Tom Loudon
A National Constitutional Referendum had been scheduled in Honduras for today, sparking tensions between the President and other branches of the government; the Congress and Supreme Court had ruled against the referendum during the past week.   Last Wednesday General Romeo Vasquez refused to cooperate in conducting the referendum and President Zelaya fired him. The next day President Zelaya and supporters stormed the base where the ballots were being kept, and removed them. The situation was tense, but it was expected that the referendum would be conducted today without major incident.