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Honduras government of President Porfirio Lobo needs to be strengthened.

Democratic President of Honduras, Porfirio Lobo

A year ago, soldiers of Honduras took the president at gunpoint from his home at dawn, in a scene that already felt forgotten in Latin America.

Supporters of the coup against ousted President Manuel Zelaya resisted international pressure to restore it and held elections, but the government born of the elections walk weak and fails to close the wounds engendered by blow.

President Porfirio Lobo, a landowner always smiling, has tried unsuccessfully to bring together the sectors  that participated in or supported the coup as politicians, businessmen and military with the leftist groups and supporters of Zelaya.

But “Zelaya” is not acknowledging Porfirio Lobo as president, while he is exiled in the Dominican Republic. And conservatives does not like Lobo because they say the president wants to make concessions to Zelaya, such as supporting the recognition and establishment of Zelaya´s People’s National Front political party.

“The government of President Porfirio Lobo needs to be strengthened, has a tough job as it should discuss important policy and institutional reforms to democratize Honduras,” said an diplomat from a country that requested anonymity.