Disputed Election Looms in Honduras

November 30, 2017

Ross Dayton

public domain, US Marines, modified, Photo By: Cpl. Kimberly Aguirre , http://www.marforsouth.marines.mil/Photos/igphoto/2001671892/

 

Summary

The final results of Honduras’ presidential election have not yet been released, and the prolonged counting process is causing concern among some observers. Both leading candidates have claimed victory. The opposition candidate Salvador Nasralla initially held a sizable lead over the incumbent, President Juan Orlando Hernandez. However, the electoral tribunal now puts Hernandez in the lead with 80 percent of the vote counted. Tensions are starting to build ahead of the release of the final numbers as accusations of fraud from the Nasralla camp mount.

 

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