Leader of the illegal coup regime in Honduras, Roberto Micheletti , has announced that he is willing to sign an agreement that creates a power-sharing government and will require both sides to recognise the result of November’s presidential poll.
President Zelaya [PICTURED], who was ousted by a military coup on 28th June and is currently in sanctuary in the Brazilian Embassy says that the deal, which requires the approval of the Supreme Court and Congress, will be signed on Friday.
This is a major victory for the popular movement. The people of Honduras have never accepted the legitimacy of the coup government, and Micheletti’s gangsters have now been forced to restore Zelaya to office. The November election will therefore take place in the context of successful popular radicalism that has forced concessions from the Oligarchs.
Importantly, the coup in Honduras has dramatically failed to provide a precedent for the right wing to remove progressive elected governments in the Americas.
The crucial next step is that Zelaya, back in the presidential palace, ensures that the army are taken off the streets, and the independent anti-coup media are allowed to broadcast again. This will ensure that the return to democracy allows a truly fair election next month.