Latin American Parliament suspends Honduran congress

12:34, December 05, 2009      

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The 25th Ordinary Assembly of the Latin American Parliament (Parlatino) decided on Friday to suspend the Honduran Congress from it, for supporting the coup against ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya.

Most of the Latin American deputies voted in favor of the suspension, Parlatino Executive Secretary Humberto Pelaez from Columbia said.

"The suspension measure was approved by 103 votes in favor, three against and seven abstentions," Pelaez told a press conference after the Ordinary Assembly in Panama City.

Pelaez urged the Honduran congressmen to think over and work to reinstate the constitutional order in their country.

"This morning I talked with the president of Honduran Congress, Jose Saavedra, to let him know the suspension resolution against his country," Pelaez added.

The majority of Honduran lawmakers voted on Wednesday against the reinstatement of Zelaya, who was deposed by a military coup on June 28.

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