Honduras: Protesters defy military crackdown and flood the streets to protest alleged vote-rigging
- 04 December 2017
Hondurans spilled into the streets of Tegucigalpa on December 4, 2017, joining rebel police in defiance of a curfew imposed after a presidential election that was heavily criticized. Authorities finished counting votes on December 4 after a week of increasingly widespread criticism about the November 26 election, with Organization of American States (OAS) lending credence to opposition claims the government manipulated the results to ensure a win. Electoral authorities said President Juan Orlando Hernandez won 42.98 percent of the vote, compared with opposition challenger Salvador Nasralla’s 41.39 percent, based on 99.96 percent of ballot boxes tallied.
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