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Hernández won in Honduras

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  • Mon, 12/04/2017 - 11:50
Hondurans voted on November 26 to elect a president, three vice presidents, 128 deputies for the local parliament, 20 for the Central American parliament and 298 municipal mayors
  • Hondurans voted on November 26 to elect a president, three vice presidents, 128 deputies for the local parliament, 20 for the Central American parliament and 298 municipal mayors
  • EFE

Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández, candidate of the ruling National Party won the general elections held on November 26 at the conclusion of the special counting of 1,006 inconsistent ballots after a 14-hour day that began on Sunday.  

The President of the Supreme Electoral Court, David Matamoros, concluded symbolically the special counting when 20 substracted electoral ballots appeared in the final counting of 18,128.

Hernández prevailed with 42.98%, against 41.39% of Salvador Nasralla, candidate of the Alliance of Opposition against the Dictatorship, with 99.89% of the total of the electoral ballots processed for the presidential ticket. Nasralla said in advance he did not accept the result because it was a “fraud”. 

Matamoros said that the results recorded are not an official declaration of the new elected president of Honduras and that several tables still have to be counted for the ticket of municipal deputies and mayors, in which the National Party is also winning.  

"We have the results of the process," said the TSE president.

Hondurans voted on November 26 to elect a president, three vice presidents, 128 deputies for the local parliament, 20 for the Central American parliament and 298 municipal mayors.  

The elections were held normally, but on Wednesday, due to a "system crash" the page stopped uploading information just when Hernández began to gain advantage over Nasralla, after being five points below, the candidate of the Opposition Alliance claimed "fraud".

This was the beginning of several violent demonstrations staged between Wednesday and Friday, with riots in several cities of the country that left millions in losses.  

Local media also reported that at least seven people died during the demonstrations.  

On Friday, the government declared a ten-day state of emergency restricting the movement of people, while Nasralla has been reiterating that the victory, achieved according to him in the elections, will defend him in the streets.
 

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