Honduras Reaches Deal With Ousted President

October 30, 2009

(ChattahBox) — After months of pressure from other countries, ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya and de facto Honduran leader Roberto Micheletti reached an agreement late Thursday to end the country’s political crisis. The deal would create a power-sharing arrangement with a mutually recognized November 29 election. The apparent breakthrough followed pressure from senior U.S. officials who are in Honduras.Zelaya is currently taking refuge in the Brazilian Embassy in Honduras’ capital after a failed attempt to return to the country in September. Zelaya was expelled from Honduras in a June 28 coup, with opponents accusing him of trying to illegally change the constitution to extend his term in office. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton traveling in Pakistan early Friday, told reporters the deal was “an historic agreement,” and said “this is a big step forward for the inter-American system.”


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