042032Z DEC 17


As in much of the world, the army holds the key to power. Given it is US-trained, it is unlikely to go over to the candidate seen as being anti-US.


A preliminary ballot count in Honduras’ disputed presidential race pointed on Monday to a second term for incumbent Juan Orlando Hernandez, while his opponent accused the government of stealing the election and called for protests.

U.S.-backed Hernandez had 42.98 percent of the vote, compared with opposition challenger Salvador Nasralla’s 41.39 percent, based on 99.96 percent of ballots tallied after a partial recount of more than 1,000 polling stations.

David Matamoros, who heads the electoral tribunal and is a member of Hernandez’s party, refused to declare a winner. Parties can still file legal challenges, and a wider recount is possible, he told reporters, adding that there would be further announcements on Monday.


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Tegucigalpa - capital of Honduras - is in the middle of the map below.

25.3° N
109.7° W
64.7° W
2.8° N


Tegucigalpa, Honduras

Honduras (HN) is estimated to have a population of 8.7 million with a growth rate during 2010-2015 of 1.5% pa.
At the same rate of change, in five years' time its population will increase by 0.7 million.