Honduran Congress Rejects Zelaya's Restitution

With 111 votes against and 14 in favor, Congress ruled out reinstating deposed president Manuel Zelaya.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

The debate lasted over 9 hours, in which Congress members heard reports from the Supreme Court of Justice, the Public Ministry, the General Attorney and the Human Rights Commissioner.

"Congress rejected the fifth item of the Agreement signed by both Zelaya's and Micheletti's delegations on October 30th. ... Zelaya had already abandoned it on November 6th", reported Elnuevodiario.com.ni.

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Honduran Congress to Vote on Zelaya's Reinstatement

December 2009

The Honduran Congress is discussing whether to reinstate deposed president Manuel Zelaya.

If approved, Zelaya would be put back in office until Porfirio Lobo, the new president elect, takes office.

"The Congress' plenary, composed of 128 representatives, must discuss the 5th point of the Tegucigalpa/San José agreement, signed by Zelaya and Micheletti's government, sponsored by the United States", reported Epa.

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November 2009

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There is a clear exit strategy to Honduran mess: elections

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The Washington Post: "The only good way out of the Honduran crisis is to go forward with the presidential election scheduled for Nov. 29."

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September 2009

"If elections undertaken in Latin America by dictatorial regimes had been invalid, there wouldn't have been transitions to democracy".

In declarations to Brazilian newspaper "Folha", the president of Costa Rica, and mediator in the Honduran crisis affirmed that the elections called for November could end the crisis, even though the international community has warned they won't recognize its results.