Honduras: President Juan Orlando Hernandez declared election victor

Honduras: President Juan Orlando Hernandez declared election victor

The previous count of nearly 95 percent of votes put incumbent President Juan Orlando Hernandez ahead of his challenger Salvador Nasralla by 1.5 points.

"We send our solidarity and condolences to the president and his family", said former president Manuel Zelaya, who is leading the opposition leftist alliance that has claimed victory in the elections for its candidate, television host Salvador Nasralla.

Hilda Hernandez, 51, was a close advisor to her brother, who is embroiled in political turmoil in the wake of a November 26 presidential election, which remains unresolved. "This is an autonomous and sovereign nation".

"The people of Honduras deserve an electoral process that confers them democratic quality and guarantees". He says he is prepared to show them evidence of election irregularities.

Honduras has been in limbo for three weeks since the election commission first put Nasralla ahead, suspended the vote counting, then resumed giving the lead to Hernandez.

Nearby, military police cleared rocks and burning tires from the streets.


He is refusing to accept the election results.

Honduras has been roiled by political instability and violent protests since the vote, which initial counts suggested that Nasralla had won. The tally has been questioned by the two main opposition parties and a wide swathe of the diplomatic corps.

The OAS statement described irregularities, including deliberate human intrusions in the electoral computer system, pouches of votes opened or lacking votes, and "extreme" improbability around voting patterns it analyzed, making it "impossible to determine with the necessary certainty the victor".

The secretary general of the Organization of American States, Luis Almagro, said earlier on Sunday that "serious questions" still surrounded the election results and had asked for "irresponsible announcements" to be avoided.

Former Honduran President Manuel Zelaya, who was removed in a US -backed coup in 2009, has been a key actor in both supporting Nasralla, and mobilizing protesters to continue street actions.

The election marks the start of a voting season in Latin America, where more than two-thirds of the region's population will elect new leaders over the next 12 months.

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