Denouement to a Coup D’etat?
Posted on Oct 30, 2009
A resolution to the Honduran coup d’etat may be near after the country’s interim government agreed to a deal that could lead to the return of ousted President Manuel Zelaya. International pressure has been immense against the coup leaders, with most countries supporting Zelaya’s return.
The interim government of Honduras yesterday appeared to have succumbed to international pressure as it agreed a deal that could pave the way for the return of the country’s deposed president, Manuel Zelaya.
Victor Rico, the secretary of political affairs at the Organisation of American States, said an agreement had been reached to leave an opening for the reinstatement of Zelaya – ousted in a military coup in June – by creating a power-sharing government.
He did not reveal the text of the agreement, but called it “a beneficial accord for Honduras and Honduran democracy”.
Zelaya voiced confidence that the deal will return him to the presidency.