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Honduran President Named Winner in ‘Low-Quality’ Election

  • Recount followed cries of fraud; OAS calls for another vote
  • Nation slid into chaos during three weeks of counting ballots
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Honduran electoral authorities declared incumbent Juan Orlando Hernandez the winner of the Nov. 26 presidential vote after three weeks in which the nation slid into chaos as ballots were counted and recounted. Monitors from Organization of American states proposed new elections saying the vote was “low quality” and that they couldn’t confirm the result.

Hernandez took 43 percent of the vote with the opposition’s Salvador Nasralla garnering 41.4 percent, the national electoral court known as the TSE said on its official Twitter account. Nasralla is alleging fraud and said he won’t recognize the result.