Ousted Hon­duran leader says pact will re­turn him to power

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - World - BY JUAN ZAMORANO

TEGU­CI­GALPA, HON­DURAS — De­posed Pres­i­dent Manuel Ze­laya and his op­po­nents have agreed to a U.S.-bro­kered deal that he said will re­turn him to power four months af­ter a coup shook faith in Latin Amer­ica’s young democ­ra­cies.

The power-shar­ing agree­ment reached late Thurs­day calls for Congress to de­cide whether to re­in­state the left­ist Ze­laya. While the leg­is­la­ture backed his June 28 ouster, con­gres­sional leaders have since said they won’t stand in the way of an agree­ment that ends Hon­duras’ diplo­matic iso­la­tion and le­git­imizes pres­i­den­tial elec­tions planned for Nov. 29.

As­sis­tant U.S. Sec­re­tary of State Thomas Shan­non said Fri­day that the two sides fi­nally made con­ces­sions af­ter re­al­iz­ing the in­ter­na­tional com­mu­nity wouldn’t rec­og­nize the elec­tions or re­store aid without a com­pro­mise.

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