Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Micheletti to temporarily step down Nov. 24 - Dec. 2

Honduran President Roberto Micheletti will temporarily step down from power in the days surrounding the scheduled November 29 presidential election, Micheletti said in a speech [on Nov. 19].

Micheletti said he hopes that by stepping down from November 24 to December 2, Hondurans will focus on the election and not the political crisis that has gripped the country since [the ouster of] Jose Manuel Zelaya in June.

Micheletti's cabinet will head the government during his absence, he said. In the event that "peace is threatened" near the election, Micheletti said he would immediately reassume his role as president.

Source: CNN

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