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CPI(M) seeks UN intervention to reinstate Honduran Prez

delhi Updated: Jun 30, 2009 16:28 IST

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The CPI(M)on tuesday sought UN intervention to ensure that Honduran President Manuel Zelaya, who was ousted in a coup, was reinstated in his position.

"Given the international condemnation of the naked attacks on democratic rights of the people of Honduras, steps should be taken to ensure that President Zelaya is allowed to return to the country and reinstated in position as President," the party Politburo said here, demanding intervention by the United Nations in the matter.

Condemning the coup and Zelaya's forcible ouster from the country, it said the military was "acting in collusion with vested interests which opposed reforms in the country's constitution to bring it in line with the people's aspirations, needs and fundamental rights."

" The CPI(M) said the coup took place on the eve of the proposed national referendum on these issues, with the military surrounding the houses of important ministers including Foreign Minister Patricia Rados and other officials.

The Leftist President was removed in the coup, seized by soldiers and hustled aboard a plane to Costa Rica two days ago.