Honduran Congress rejects Zelaya reinstatement.

Can this be done, now?

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras, 02 December, 2009 – With a vote of 111 in favor and 14 against, the National Congress of Honduras today overwhelmingly rejected the restitution of Mr. José Manuel Zelaya Rosales to the presidency of the Republic. Also, Congress passed a motion supporting the succession leading to the constitutional presidency of Mr. Roberto Micheletti Bain. Members in turn strongly and affirmatively expressed of the permanence of President Micheletti in office until January 2010, confirming Decree 141-2009, with 111 votes for and 14 against. The president-elect of the Republic, Porfirio “Pepe” Lobo will take office on January 27, when the new President of Congress will place the presidential sash.

Via Fausta.

Look, it’s over, all right?  The deposed President of Honduras tried to Chavez his way into keeping power.  His own political party, in conjunction with the military and judiciary, removed him from office.  We jumped the gun on condemning the action, and have been regretting it ever since.  They have had a legitimate election where the opposition party won.  The current government is loudly declaring how ecstatic they are over the idea of handing power over to the winners of that election.  And now their legislature has declared that they are not going to put Zelaya back in power – and a position from which to do mischief – until January.

So let’s just make an example of some scapegoat from the State Department and Move. On.

Moe Lane

Crossposted to RedState.

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