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US leans toward Honduras incumbent, despite disputed result

Thursday, December 21, 2017

The United States appears to have thrown its weight behind President Juan Orlando Hernández of Honduras, who was declared the winner of last month’s disputed election, ignoring a call from the Organization of American States for a repeat of the voting.

Both Hernández and his opponent, Salvador Nasralla, held fast to their positions on Tuesday. The president, who is seeking a second term, took on the tone of a generous winner in a televised address in which he offered his “undying gratitude” to those who had voted for him.

Source: New York Times