Sunday, June 28, 2009
our new president
Roberto Micheletti (right of center) has been elected as the new President of Honduras by the Honduran Congress, following the process prescribed by the country's laws for presidential succession. Mr. Micheletti was formerly Speaker of the Honduran Congress. Former President Manuel Zelaya apparently signed a letter of resignation before he was forced out of the country by the Honduran military for attempting against the country's constitution and disobedience of court rulings.
Micheletti is sworn in by congressional authorities. In his first address the new President declared that the November 2009 General Elections will proceed as scheduled. [He is not a candidate for said elections, for which the primaries have already been held.]