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TV star claims surprise victory in Honduras election

Tuesday, November 28, 2017


A TV host was on course for victory in the Honduran presidential race on Monday, in a dramatic election that upended forecasts of a win for the country’s U.S.-friendly incumbent.

Flamboyant entertainer Salvador Nasralla, 64, was ahead by a 5 point margin with 70 percent of ballots counted, election official Marcos Ramiro Lobo told Reuters. That was too large a lead for his rival, center-right President Juan Orlando Hernandez, to overcome, Lobo said.

Source: Reuters