MICHELETTI OF HONDURAS: BOLDFACED HYPOCRITE

MICHELETTI OF HONDURAS: BOLDFACED HYPOCRITE

Google translation into English is immediately below the following (original) Spanish version:

NOTICIAS El día en que Micheletti también "traicionó" a la patria

El jefe interino del Ejecutivo hondureño llegó ahí debido a que el depuesto presidente Manuel Zelaya fue acusado de traición a la patria, por llamar a una consulta para convocar a una Asamblea Constituyente. Pero en 1985 fue Micheletti quien quiso convocar a una constituyente para extender el gobierno del entonces presidente Roberto Suazo Córdoba.

Carlos Dada
Enviado especial a Tegucigalpa
Publicada el 09 de julio de 2009 - El Faro

n presidente que quiere extender su mandato contra lo que establece la Constitución. Un llamado a consulta para una Asamblea Constituyente. Una crisis política derivada de lo anterior. Esto ha llevado, en 2009, a la destitución del presidente Manuel Zelaya y a la llegada de Roberto Micheletti al Ejecutivo hondureño.

Esto también fue lo que pasó en 1985 en Honduras, pero entonces era Micheletti quien llamaba a una Constituyente para extender dos años más el período del entonces presidente Roberto Suazo Córdoba.

El 24 de octubre de 1985, varios diputados intentaron introducir una pieza al pleno legislativo llamando a una Asamblea Nacional Constituyente, y para ello solicitaban la suspensión de varios artículos constitucionales, los llamados pétreos, los mismos que ahora le sirven a las autoridades hondureñas para justificar la destitución de Zelaya.

Argumentaban que la Constitución necesitaba una revisión plena, y que el Congreso debería transformarse de inmediato en Asamblea Constituyente "con las facultades y atribuciones que corresponden a un Poder Constituyente". Justificaban entonces que el Poder Constituyente es el pueblo. "Asimismo pedimos queden en suspenso los artículos 373, 374 y 375 de la Constitución de la República", justo aquellos correspondientes a la inviolabilidad de la Constitución.

Aquella moción nunca pudo presentarse. Durante la sesión plenaria en la que esta pieza sería presentada, varios diputados llegaron incluso a sacar sus armas de fuego para evitarlo. Porque sabían que esa Constituyente tenía como propósito extender el mandato del presidente liberal Suazo Córdoba. Los nacionales querían destituir a los jueces de la Corte Suprema nombrados por el Ejecutivo, y se desató una crisis política de gran envergadura.

El documento para solicitar la Constituyente, del que El Faro posee una copia, está respaldado por 12 diputados del Congreso Nacional hondureño, entre ellos Roberto Micheletti Bain.

24 años después, Micheletti está instalado en la silla presidencial hondureña tras el derrocamiento del presidente Manuel Zelaya, acusado de traición a la patria por haber pretendido llamar a una Constituyente, bajo la sospecha de todos los sectores de que buscaba extender su período presidencial.

Carlos Kattán, presidente de la Comisión de Relaciones Exteriores del Congreso, establece las diferencias entre ambos momentos: "Esa crisis no llegó como ahorita, porque (en 1985 el proyecto de decreto) nunca se alcanzó a meter y se quedó en anteproyecto. Ahora sí, había un decreto ejecutivo para llamar a consulta".

La crisis de 1985 se resolvió, igual que la de esta vez, con la intermediación del ejército. El comandante en jefe telefoneó al Congreso para advertir a los diputados que quienes persistieran con la propuesta serían llevados a juicio por violar la Constitución.

Los dos principales partidos, el Nacional y el Liberal, aceptaron sacar nuevas candidaturas y el proceso terminó con la elección del presidente José Azcona Hoyo. La Constitución, redactada en 1982, sigue vigente en Honduras.

Translated into English:

NEWS
The day that Micheletti
also "treason to the homeland

The interim chief executive Honduran arrived there because the deposed president Manuel Zelaya was accused of treason, calling for an inquiry to convene a Constituent Assembly. But Micheletti who in 1985 was to convene a constituent wanted to extend the government of President Roberto Suazo Cordova.

Carlos Dada
Special envoy to Tegucigalpa
Published on July 09, 2009 - El Faro

A president who wants to extend its mandate as established by the Constitution. A call to query for a Constituent Assembly. A political crisis resulting from the above. This led, in 2009, the impeachment of President Manuel Zelaya and the arrival of the Executive Honduran Roberto Micheletti.

This was also what happened in 1985 in Honduras, but then Micheletti was a constituent who called to extend the period over two years of President Roberto Suazo Cordova.

On October 24, 1985, several members tried to introduce a piece of legislation calling for a full National Assembly, and it called for the suspension of several constitutional articles, the so-called rock, they now serve the Honduran authorities to justify removal of Zelaya.

They argued that the Constitution required a full review, and that Congress should become immediately Constituent Assembly with the powers and duties that correspond to a constituent power. " Justified then the constituent power is the people. "We also call on hold are articles 373, 374 and 375 of the Constitution of the Republic", just those relating to the inviolability of the Constitution.

That motion was never filed. During the plenary session that this piece would be presented, including several deputies arrived to take their firearms to prevent it. Because they knew that this constituent was intended to extend the mandate of liberal President Suazo Cordova. Nationals want to remove Supreme Court judges appointed by the Executive, and unleashed a major political crisis.

The document request to the Constituent Assembly, of which El Faro has a copy, is backed by 12 deputies of the Honduran National Congress, including Roberto Micheletti Bain.

24 years later, Micheletti is installed in the presidential chair after the overthrow of the Honduran president Manuel Zelaya, who is accused of betraying the country for having tried to call a Constituent Assembly, under the suspicion of all sectors of seeking to extend his presidential term.

Carlos Kattan, president of the Foreign Relations Committee of Congress, establishing the differences between the two moments: "That came as no crisis now, because (in the 1985 draft decree) is never reached and stayed put in draft. Now, there was a decree to call for consultation. "

The 1985 crisis was resolved, just like this time, under the auspices of the army. The commander in chief telephoned to warn Congress MPs who persist with the proposal would be brought to trial for violating the Constitution.

The two main parties, the Liberal and National, agreed to make additional nominations and the process ended with the election of President Jose Azcona Hoyo. The Constitution, drafted in 1982, still in force in Honduras.

Micheletti is a boldfaced hypocrite.

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