Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Honduran Congress: NO RESTITUTION for Zelaya

Tegucigalpa, Honduras. The National Congress of Honduras decided a few minutes ago to NOT reinstate Manuel Zelaya Rosales in the presidency, after ratifying the decree issued on June 28 removing him from office, and appointing Roberto Micheletti to replace him.

By 7:00 PM, as the vote continued in the legislative chamber, a simple majority (66 votes in favor and 8 against) was reached thus confirming that Manuel Zelaya will not be reinstated.

The Legislature began today's session at 12:30 PM, first determining quorum and then reading the correspondence which contained the reports sent from the Supreme Court of Justice, the National Commissioner for Human Rights, the Public Ministry, and the Attorney General of the Republic, which all agreed that restitution was NOT possible.

The full Congress of 128 deputies responded to the request of the negotiating committee of the Guaymuras Dialogue which asked Congress in paragraph 5 of the Tegucigalpa-San Jose Agreement to decide on the restitution of Zelaya.

Translated from El Heraldo.

The total, absolute, and resounding rejection of Manuel Zelaya (and Hugo Chavez) by the Honduran people is now complete.


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