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April 25 2010


Chronology of the 2009 Honduran constitutional crisis [on Wikipedia]

Chronology[1] of the 2009 Honduran constitutional crisis provides a detailed description of the political developments and events which led to, include, and follow the 2009 Honduran coup d'état and the constitutional crisis associated with it. The coup was widely repudiated around the globe,[2] but Roberto Micheletti, head of the government installed after the coup, has claimed that the Honduran Supreme Court ordered the detention of Zelaya and that the following succession was constitutionally valid.[3]

The initial portion of the crisis involves a longer-running political battle between President Manuel Zelaya, with his leftward policy drift which culminated in a push to authorise a Constitutional Assembly to write or reform the Honduran constitution with a fourth ballot box referendum, and the remainder of the Honduran political establishment, which largely opposed the policies and considered the assembly illegal.

The later portion of the crisis following the ouster of Zelaya deals with the interim presidency of Roberto Micheletti and the efforts to resolve the political crisis both domestically and internationally.

[...] September 30, 2008


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