as is Barack Obama.
When he was President of Honduras, Manuel Zelaya’s actions contrary to the Honduras Constitution triggered a clause in that Constitution that automatically meant he was no longer President. The action involved an attempt to break into an army facility that held ballot papers for an unconstitutional referendum.
Zelaya knew the results of his actions, and the Supreme Court heard the case, ruling against Zelaya. The Constitution allows the army to be used to remove the President in such cases, and the Supreme Court requested that it do so.
Yet Ban-ki Moon, Secretary General of the UN is asking for a regional body to find a ‘solution’ to what is a genuinely internal issue.
A regional body is the last thing any sane man who accepted, let alone supported, democracy would suggest. The region is dominated by flamboyant, self-serving, authoritarian so-called socialists, who support Zelaya. To reseat Zelaya would be against the Honduras Constitution, and considering the support for his removal would probably cause civil war.
Barrack Obama is quoted in the same article saying it is “ … an extremely difficult … situation”. No it is not. It is simple, Zelaya is no longer President of Honduras. The US must recognise the interim government. The Speaker of Congress, Roberto Micheletti, is now President, because the post of Vice President was vacant; much the same would happen in the USA under the circumstances. Mr Micheletti is of the same party as Zelaya, so it is not an especially controvercial position.