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Top Honduran parties chose presidential candidates

Associated Press Modified: November 18, 2012 at 10:31 pm •  Published: November 18, 2012
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"Libre will break the bi-party system," said Zelaya on the eve of the primaries. "Libre is a peaceful, revolutionary, socialist and the hope for this country."

Honduras' army flew Zelaya out of the country after he went forward with plans for a referendum on changing the constitution even though the Supreme Court ruled the vote illegal. The coup was widely condemned by other nations.

Zelaya returned from exile in May 2011 under a deal brokered by Colombia and Venezuela, paving the way for Honduras' reintegration into the world community.

Sunday's voting was to choose candidates for the presidency and vice presidency, and open seats in the Central American Parliament, National Congress, and municipal councils.