Honduras floats a compromise

The Washington Times reports:

The interim president of Honduras has offered the man he replaced after a June coup the chance to return to the country on the condition that both renounce claims to the presidency, a negotiator said Thursday.

Arturo Corrales, a member of a three-man Honduran panel seeking an end to the standoff, told The Washington Times that Roberto Micheletti was willing to make the concessions to restore peace and prosperity to Honduras following the coup against Manuel Zelaya. . .

Mr. Corrales, who was appointed by Mr. Micheletti, has shuttled between Honduras and the United States for the last few weeks. He told The Times that under the new proposal:

  • Both Mr. Micheletti and Mr. Zelaya would resign.
  • The next in line under the constitution would become interim president.
  • New elections would be scheduled and monitored by independent foreign observers.
  • Mr. Zelaya may return as a private citizen.
  • Mr. Micheletti will support a decision by the Honduran congress to grant “political amnesty [not involving common crimes] to all parties relating to events of June 28.”

This deal makes sense for Honduras, since it preserves its constitution. But I assume Zelaya, Chavez, and Castro will not be interested, since there’s no way this proposal results in the establishment of a socialist dictatorship.

(Via Hot Air.)

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