Our citizens believe that the upcoming presidential election is the best way to guarantee peace and democracy. The electoral process has been under way for some time. The election is being convened by an autonomous body, the Supreme Electoral Tribunal, whose magistrates were selected by Congress in early 2009 and ratified by then-President Zelaya. The autonomous body began the electoral process with presidential primary elections -- supervised by the Organization of American States -- in 2008 also during Zelaya's tenure. The election will include Honduras' first independent presidential candidate -- a rarity in all Latin America.
The winner of the election will take office as president in January. At that moment my transitional administration will cease, and the newly sworn-in president will hold all the authority vested to him by our constitution.
- President Roberto Micheletti in Washington Post editorial