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April 05, 1985

The Honduran Congress quashed a move by President Roberto Suazo Cordova to charge 50 of its members with treason in a dispute over elections due in November. The 82-seat Congress voted against allowing the courts to proceed with the charges, brought with the president's backing after Congress replaced five Supreme Court judges. Congress accused the judges of corruption and of manipulating electoral law to have pro-Suazo candidates nominated.

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