Zelaya of Honduras was Legally Removed
This was not a military coup.
The army was obeying a
legal order from the Honduras
supreme court to Arrest Zelaya
for violating the constitution in
trying to extend the term of the
" • The constitution expressly states in Article 239 that any president who seeks to amend the constitution and extend his term is automatically disqualified and is no longer president. There is no express provision for an impeachment process in the Honduran constitution. But the Supreme Court’s unanimous decision affirmed that Mr. Zelaya was attempting to extend his term with his illegal referendum. Thus, at the time of his arrest he was no longer—as a matter of law, as far as the Supreme Court was concerned—president of Honduras. "
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