Zelaya meets with Lobo, other leaders about reform

AP News
Posted: Jul 09, 2011 6:30 PM
Zelaya meets with Lobo, other leaders about reform

Honduras' ousted president has participated in a meeting with national political figures headed by the man who replaced him to discuss reforms that may be needed in the Central American nation.

Saturday's session is ex-President Manuel Zelaya's first meeting with national political leaders since his return from exile in May.

Zelaya repeated calls for an assembly to be convened to rewrite Honduras' constitution. Similar efforts to change the constitution led to his ouster by a coup two years ago.

Current President Porfirio Lobo called the televised meeting as part of his previously announced plan to consult with various groups about possible changes to the constitution. He hasn't specified any reforms he feels are needed.