Honduras opposition wants recount or runoff: ex-president Zelaya

Reuters News
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Posted: Dec 05, 2017 5:25 PM

TEGUCIGALPA (Reuters) - Former Honduran president Manuel Zelaya said on Tuesday that the opposition candidate for the presidency, Salvador Nasralla, demands a total recount of votes or a direct run-off to resolve an ongoing political crisis.

Nasralla, a TV star, had appeared set for victory shortly after the Nov. 26 election before the vote count suddenly halted. When it restarted, President Juan Orlando Hernandez eventually went into the lead, sparking major protests.

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