Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

THE INTERVIEW

Rwandan president claims 'no problem with France'

Read more

EYE ON AFRICA

Paul Kagame visits UNESCO HQ in Paris

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

Flamboyant US Congressman's Instagram Lands Him in Bother

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

Compromise buys Greece time and Jihadi John is unmasked (part 2)

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

Compromise buys Greece time and Jihadi John is unmasked (part 1)

Read more

#TECH 24

Drone vs. drone

Read more

FRANCE IN FOCUS

The future of agriculture

Read more

REVISITED

Yalta, the symbol of a new Cold War?

Read more

#THE 51%

Women in the workforce: IMF says closing the gender gap makes economic sense

Read more

Americas

Congress names speaker new president after Zelaya's ouster

Video by Regane RANUCCI

Text by NEWS WIRES

Latest update : 2009-06-29

The Honduran Congress has named speaker Roberto Micheletti (right) as the country's interim president following the military's overthrow and expulsion of Manuel Zelaya (at left).

AFP - The Honduran Congress Sunday named speaker Roberto Micheletti as the country's new interim president following the ousting and expulsion of Manuel Zelaya.
   
The Congress voted unanimously to remove Zelaya from office for "apparent misconduct" and for "repeated violations of the constitution and the law and disregard of orders and judgments of the institutions."
   
In his place they appointed Micheletti as the new leader to serve out the rest of the constitutional term of office "for a term that ends on January 27, 2010," Congress said in a statement.
   
New general elections are planned in Honduras on November 29.

 

Date created : 2009-06-28

COMMENT(S)