Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Shannon: both Zelaya and Micheletti committed to respect the decision Congress makes on Zelaya's restitution

Since signing the [Tegucigalpa-San Jose] agreement, the group aligned with former President Zelaya has pressured and tried to confuse the Honduran people by stating that the international community would not accept or validate the elections if Zelaya is not returned to power.

The former president demanded that Congress act responsibly "without dirty tricks" and delays in order to restore him as soon as possible as president, summed up the AP.

Shannon himself repeated that "(both Zelaya and Micheletti) have committed to respect the decision of Congress" and, in that sense, so will the U.S.

The Honduran Congress has the task of defining the subject of the agreement concerning the possible return of Zelaya to power. Congress may also decide not to reinstate him.

The Agreement also commits the parties to respect and recognize the electoral process in November and the officials that are elected.

Shannon said the United States and the international community will support the electoral process. The Organization of American States (OAS) has also expressed willingness to send a commission of observers to validate the November elections.

Translated from El Heraldo

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