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The Collective
Sunday, June 28, 2009
By Steven L. Taylor

In my previous post I wondered as to why the Vice President (Elvin Santos) did not take over when Zelaya was exiled, and a commenter noted that he had resigned to rule for the presidency. Matthew Shugart corroborated this in a post over at Fruits and Votes.

Here’s an english-language reference from an AP story from last week (Honduras heads toward crisis over referendum

The showdown over Sunday’s referendum has all but overshadowed the election campaign, which pits Porfirio Lobo of the opposition National Party against Liberal Party candidate Elvin Santos, who resigned as vice president last year complaining that Zelaya had been trying to sideline him in the government.

So, there you go.

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