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Roberto Micheletti Baín (born 13 August 1943) is a former de facto president of Honduras who served as a result of the 2009 coup d'etat. The Honduran military was ordered by the Supreme Court to forcefully detain President Manuel Zelaya once the Court determined he was violating the Honduran constitution; Zelaya was exiled rather than arrested. Micheletti, constitutionally next in line for the presidency, was sworn in as president by the National Congress a few hours after Zelaya was sent into exile by the Honduran military. He wasn't acknowledged as de jure president by any government or international organization. Before serving as President, Micheletti was the President of Honduras' National Congress. A deputy in Congress since 1982, Micheletti is a member of the Liberal Party of Honduras.

Born in El Progreso, Yoro Department, Micheletti was the eighth of nine siblings (6 boys, 3 girls). Micheletti's father was Humberto Micheletti Della Bergafea, who immigrated from the Bergamo province of Lombardy, Italy. His mother was Donatella Bain Moya, also born in El Progreso.

He is married to Siomara Girón and they have 3 children.

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