Honduras Presidential elections: President Hernandez , challenger claim victory


Honduran President Juan Hernandez and his main challenger Salvador Nasralla on Monday both claimed victory in presidential polls with official results still to be announced.

Hernandez, a 49-year-old conservative, declared himself the winner of Sunday’s election after exit polls gave him almost 44 per cent of the vote.

“I am content, happy, we won this election,’’ Hernandez told members of his National Party.

Centre-left television presenter Nasralla, 64, declared to his supporters too that he was the new president of Honduras.

According to the company Ingenieria Gerencial, polls had put Nasralla in second place with 34.7 per cent of the vote and right-wing academic Luis Zelaya in third with 17.7 per cent,.

Meanwhile, the presidents of Guatemala and Ecuador have already congratulated Hernandez on his re-election.

With official results still to be announced, the…

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