Tegucigalpa, Honduras. It was fifteen minutes before 12:00 noon. President Roberto Micheletti Bain, accompanied by his wife, Siomara Giron, and their children, rose to the podium to receive multiple awards that had been prepared by members of the Civic Democratic Union (UCD).
Very soon, thousands of people flocked to Democracy Square to thank the ruler for his work and for helping to maintain the democratic system, peace and freedom in the country.
They carried banners that read messages like "Homage to someone who never gave up," "Thanks for reminding us, President Micheletti, that Hondurans have dignity," and "Thank you, President Micheletti, you are a national pride. "
Raising their placards, thousands chanted "thank you very much, thank you very much, thank you very much!"
Micheletti leaves office as president of the Honduran people, within eight days.
In an emotional speech, Micheletti confirmed that "on 27 January I will take off my coat, take off my tie, but leave on my white shirt, and be one more in the struggle for democracy and freedom in my country."
Translated from El Heraldo
Photo: La Prensa.