Zelaya Agrees to Leave Honduras This Week
TEGUCIGALPA - Ousted Honduran president Manuel Zelaya has accepted a deal to go to the Dominican Republic this week when his four-year term ends and his predecessor is sworn in, his top political adviser said.
Zelaya said that he will return "when there is a process of reconciliation".
The ousted president said he can leave as an ordinary citizen on the 27th, leaving the Brazilian embassy where he has been in refuge since last September when he returned to Honduras.
On January 27, Porfirio Lobo takes office as the next Honduran president after winning the November 29 elections in that country.
Except for the United States, most of the other nations refuse to recognize the November elections as legitimate because the balloting took place under the regime of the puchistas, coup d'etat government.
Costa Rican president, Oscar Arias, is one Isthmus president who said he would not attend the Lobo swearing in ceremony on the 27th.