He has waited four months for this moment. But, as ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya celebrates a deal paving the way for his return to power, the political crisis is not over just yet.
The Supreme Court is set to give its opinion, then Congress will vote on his reinstatement and no date has been set. ‘There is no fixed time limit for the Congressional proceedings,” said Victor Rico from the Organization of American States which helped broker the agreement. “The Congress will take the time it needs to reach a decision and recommendation.” Zelaya’s supporters want their man restored to office immediately and gave his chief negotiator a rousing reception as he arrived at Congress. The deal would create a national unity government to oversee the election of a new president next month.