Honduras' new congress holds first session

13:26, January 26, 2010      

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Honduras' new National Congress held its first plenary session on Monday as lawmakers vowed to reintegrate the country into the international community soon.

The newly elected president of Congress, Juan Orlando Hernandez, announced the official functioning of the new congress. He pledged on behalf of lawmakers to improve work efficiency and strengthen inter-party solidarity.

President-elect Porfirio Lobo Sosa, who is due to be sworn in on Wednesday, attended the meeting.

Acting President Roberto Micheletti was absent due to health reasons. According to the interim government's spokesperson, Micheletti is being treated for hypoglycemia at a military hospital. He is said to be in stable condition and expected to leave the hospital this week.

On June 28, 2009, former President Manuel Zelaya was ousted in a military coup and Micheletti, the legislature leader at the time, became interim president. The Honduran Congress voted against the reinstatement of Zelaya after Sosa won the presidential vote on Nov. 29.

Source: Xinhua
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