Honduras must deal with a political crisis that moves slowly after the presidential election last Sunday when there is no clear winner yet. Thousands have come out to protest in support of the opposition candidate, TV presenter Salvador Nasralla, who according to the last vote count, is less than 1% below the current President Juan Orlando Hernández.
With 89.8% of the ballots counted, Hernandez has 42.2% of the votes, while the Nasralla records 42.1%, ie a difference of 3,000 votes, according to the Electoral Tribunal. Both candidates have declared themselves winners of the election.
Nasralla, who leads the coalition of the center and left parties, began with a strong advantage against Hernandez, center-right politician, but after the announcement of the preliminary results last Monday, the electoral Tribunal stopped updating The count for 36 hours because the results were slow to arrive, the organ explained. On Tuesday morning he resumed the count with much more closed results. In the face of the new figures, Nasralla said his victory had been stolen and he urged his sympathizers to go out into the streets to manifest. "We have already won the election," said the candidate in a television interview last Tuesday. "I will not tolerate this."
Both candidates, however, have said that they will respect the results once they are subject to scrutiny.