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Monday, June 29, 2009

 
Lawbreaking Honduran President Deposed

President Mel Zelaya sought to expand the term limits imposed on his office. In return he was ousted by the military. Who's in the wrong here? Mary Anastasia O'Grady explains:

That Mr. Zelaya acted as if he were above the law, there is no doubt. While Honduran law allows for a constitutional rewrite [to change the term limits law], the power to open that door does not lie with the president. A constituent assembly can only be called through a national referendum approved by its Congress.

But Mr. Zelaya declared the vote on his own and had Mr. [Hugo] Chávez ship him the necessary ballots from Venezuela. The Supreme Court ruled his referendum unconstitutional, and it instructed the military not to carry out the logistics of the vote as it normally would do.

Fausta's blog is all over this story.

Naturally, President Obama is siding with the crook.

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