Honduras' Micheletti describes change of president as legal
Roberto Micheletti, who was appointed Honduran president by Congress on Sunday, described his coming to power as "completely legal" in his acceptance speech, Xinhua reported.
President Manuel Zelaya, was removed from office on Sunday afternoon, just hours after some 200 soldiers surrounded his office residence in Honduras capital Tegucigalpa and forced him to board a plane to Costa Rica.
Micheletti told the legislature he would "act with transparency " and that he had taken office with complete legality.
Speaking from Costa Rica capital San Jose, Zelaya described the military action that removed him from office as "a political conspiracy."