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Author Topic: Honduran Congress Upholds Zelaya's Ouster  (Read 1052 times)
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« on: December 03, 2009, 09:40:02 AM »

maybe the administration will respect this result of the democratic process, although their track record would indicate that they have a soft spot for thugs and tyrants.  but the people of honduras obviously didn't want a smaller, slightly less insane version of hugo chavez running their country for the rest of their lives.

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Honduran Congress Upholds Zelaya's Ouster

A majority of the Honduran Congress voted on Wednesday to uphold the June 28 removal of President Manuel Zelaya, a move expected to end his chances of returning to power.

"He will not return, we have a majority," said Antonio Rivera, a congressional deputy and a leader of the National Party, which controls Congress.

The vote wasn't yet complete, but by Wednesday evening, more than 66 of 128 deputies had voted against reinstating Mr. Zelaya, Mr. Rivera said, more than the number needed to block the ousted president's return.

Mr. Zelaya, who had said he expected to lose the vote, signaled that even if Congress voted him back -- after voting this summer to remove him -- he wouldn't take the job. "They can do what they want, I won't accept reinstatement under any condition," he said in an interview Monday.

Honduras's interim government hopes the move will increase international recognition of the Nov. 29 presidential vote, which was won by Porfirio Lobo. In October, Mr. Zelaya's negotiators, along with a team representing interim President Roberto Micheletti, hashed out a deal under which a unity government would be named and Mr. Zelaya's reinstatement would be left up to a vote in Congress.

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