Honduras: Opposition Calls for Runoff or Full Vote Recount as Political Crisis Continues

HeadlineDec 06, 2017
 h06 opposition call for runoff election

In Honduras, the political crisis continues as the government is still refusing to release the results of the November 26 presidential election between incumbent President Juan Orlando Hernández and opposition candidate Salvador Nasralla. The opposition is calling for either a runoff election or a full recount of the vote. Massive protests erupted over the weekend, after the government-controlled electoral commission stopped tallying votes when the count showed Nasralla ahead by more than 5 percentage points. After the delay, the electoral commission then claimed Hernández was ahead, sparking protests in which at least three people were killed. Earlier this week, the Honduran police mutinied against the government, saying it would no longer enforce a curfew and crackdown against protesters. On Tuesday, a spokesperson for the national police said their strike continues.

Clase Carrosco: “The national police affirms its commitment before Honduran society, and we are firm that we will not repress the Honduran people, given that we are in debt to them. And that is why we are demanding a quick resolution to the political crisis the country is confronting. Second, we outline that we are not pursuing this for a salary increase, as was previously mentioned.”

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