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Hernandez Takes Lead in Honduras Vote as Opponents Cry Fraud

  • Incumbent Hernandez marginally ahead in lastest vote counts
  • Bonds have fallen the most in emerging markets this week
Juan Orlando Hernandez
Juan Orlando HernandezPhotographer: Marvin Recinos/AFP via Getty Images
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Honduras’ pro-U.S. leader took the lead in the nation’s presidential election as opposition supporters took to the streets to allege fraud and bonds extended their sell-off amid the potential for unrest.

President Juan Orlando Hernandez now leads opposition candidate Salvador Nasralla by 42.21 percent to 42.11 percent, with 83 percent of ballots counted. When the first votes were counted in the early hours of Monday, Nasralla was five percentage points ahead.