Revista de ciencia política (Santiago)
versión On-line ISSN 0718-090X
TAYLOR-ROBINSON, MICHELLE M. Honduras: A Mix of Change and Continuity. Rev. cienc. polít. (Santiago) [online]. 2009, vol.29, n.2, pp.471-489. ISSN 0718-090X. http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-090X2009000200011.
This article analyzes the sources of change and of continuity in Honduran politics to better understand if the democratic regime is progressing toward consolidation. The article briefly presents the most relevant events of 2008, including relations between President Zelaya and Hugo Chavez, the efforts of women and Afro-Hondurans to increase their representation, and the primary elections of the traditional parties. Various changes indicate that democracy is stronger -that expansion of representation appears to be continuing, the possibility that the congress may function as a break on the president- but these changes still are not consolidated.
Palabras clave : primary elections; representation of women; ethnic representation; changes and continuity; ALBA.