Statement by the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Malta on the Military coup in Honduras
The Communist Party of Malta joins other Communist and Workers' Parties in voicing its condemnation of the right -wing military coup in Honduras which ousted the democratically-elected President Manuel Zelaya.
This fascist coup is an attempt to turn the clock back, and move away from the progressive policies of the democratically- elected Honduran Government. The measures undertaken by the latter have threatened the interests of various Honduran capitalists. The Communist Party of Malta also condemns the total disrespect towards International law by the Honduran military in their attacks against diplomats which included the Ambassadors of Cuba, Nicaragua, and Venezuela.
We note that even though the US administration has condemned the coup,it has not joined other governments from different parts of the globe (including the President of the United Nations General Assembly and the Secretary General of the Organisation of American States) to demand the reinstatement of the legally-elected Honduran Government.
The Communist Party of Malta calls on all the democratic forces to show solidarity towards the progressive people of Honduras who have defied the Military, and have demonstrated for the return of democracy. We fully support the return of the rule of law in Honduras, including the reinstatement of the democratically-elected government of President Manuel Zelaya.