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    The Honduras Supreme Court has dismissed ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya's claim for reinstatement, Venezuelan newspaper Universal reported on Thursday.

    The Honduras Supreme Court has dismissed ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya's claim for reinstatement, Venezuelan newspaper Universal reported on Thursday.

    The court found that the charges against Zelaya that led to his forced exile in June were based in law. Although the full text of the ruling has not been made public, a Supreme Court source was said to have supplied the information.

    The court's decision will be sent to Honduran parliament ahead of its December 2 meeting on Zelaya's reinstatement, to be held three days after the presidential elections.

    Neither Zelaya nor interim leader Roberto Micheletti will take part in the polls.

    Zelaya was bundled out of Honduras on June 28 by the military, acting on instructions from the Supreme Court and parliament, over efforts to seek an unconstitutional second presidential term. He was flown to Costa Rica. He returned to the country on September 21 and took refuge in the Brazilian Embassy.

    MOSCOW, November 26 (RIA Novosti)

     

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