Zelaya will leave Honduras
There seems to be light at the end of the tunnel for the complex political crisis in Honduras, a nation with three presidents (ousted, interim and elect), after ousted President Manuel Zelaya agreed to travel to the Dominican Republic once President-Elect, Porfirio Lobo, is sworn in on January 27. This complies with the agreement signed in Santo Domingo by Lobo and Dominican President, Leonel Fernandez, which gives Zelaya a safe-conduct to travel as a guest to the island.
Zelaya’s advisor, Rasel Tomé, said the departure is temporary and the ousted leader does plan to return to Honduras at some point. Although Zelaya has agreed to leave the country without making demands, it was revealed yesterday that Guatemalan President Alvaro Colom will “try to persuade” Porfirio Lobo to reinstate Zelaya ” if only for a few minutes” before his swearing in on the 27th of January.
Meanwhile interim President, Roberto Micheletti, left the Presidential House yesterday but remains in office until Lobo takes over. “This is our position, I don’t want people to interpret (something else) because it’s not a resignation, just a move similar to the one made for general elections (last November)and in keeping with what my spirit, my feelings, can give up to this point”.