Constitutionality of the removal of the Presidente of Honduras

Because the president of Honduras proposed to change the constitution to allow him further terms of office, he was accused of violating article 239 of the Honduran Constitution:

No citizen who has already served as head of the Executive Branch can be President or Vice-President.

Whoever violates this law or proposes its reform, as well as those that support such violation directly or indirectly, will immediately cease in their functions and will be unable to hold any public office for a period of 10 years.

So the Honduran constitution says that if the presidente proposes to extend his term, he shall be immediately fired.

ARTICULO 239.- El ciudadano que haya desempeñado la titularidad del Poder Ejecutivo no podrá ser Presidente o Vicepresidente de la República.

El que quebrante esta disposición o proponga su reforma, así como aquellos que lo apoyen directa o indirectamente, cesarán de inmediato en el desempeño de sus respectivos cargos y quedarán inhabilitados por diez (10) años para el ejercicio de toda función pública.

OK. He shall be fired. And the Supreme Court and Legislature proceeded to fire him.

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