In an apparent bid to boost the legitimacy of the Nov. 29 election, Hondura’s de facto leader Roberto Micheletti announced Thursday that he would step down and hand over government to his cabinet during the elections.
Deposed Honduran President Manuel Zelaya has said he would refuse to return to the presidency as part of a US-brokered agreement to end the crisis sparked by his ouster, because if would legitimise the June coup that removed him from power.
An agreement to end the political stand-off in Honduras has failed after interim leader Roberto Micheletti (pictured) formed a "unity cabinet" without representatives of Manuel Zelaya, a spokesman for the ousted president says.
Honduras' de facto government has buckled under international pressure and agreed to allow ousted President Manuel Zelaya to return to power if congress approves after he was toppled in a military coup four months ago.
The ousted president of Honduras, Manuel Zelaya (right), categorically rejected a proposition late on Friday by de facto leader Roberto Micheletti (at left) to let the supreme court decide on Zelaya's return to power.
Representatives of ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya and de facto leader Roberto Micheletti are meeting Tuesday to discuss the country’s political crisis. But from his refuge in the Brazilian embassy, Zelaya said he was sceptical.
Ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya and the de facto government of Roberto Micheletti have reportedly agreed to create a joint cabinet composed of ministers from both factions, though Zelaya's return to power remains a sticking point in talks.