Calls for New Honduran Pres. to Resign Increase

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The newly appointed president of Honduras is standing firm as international pressure for him to resign increases.

The Honduran Congress installed Roberto Micheletti after the military seized and deported sitting president Manuel Zalaya on Sunday.
The U.N. and the Organization for American States, as well as the U.S. and several European governments have called on Micheletti to step down.
He said only an invasion by a foreign power will put Zalaya back in office.

"I was appointed by Congress, which represents the Honduran people," Micheletti said. "Nobody can make me resign unless I break the laws of the country."

The military took action after the Honduran Supreme Court and Congress agreed that Zalaya broke the law while trying to amend the country's constitution.
Zelaya has pledged to return to the country this weekend, accompanied by the leaders of the OAS and the U.N. general assembly.  But  Micheletti warned he will be arrested if he sets foot in the country.

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