December 2, 2017 / 4:09 AM / a year ago

Honduras suspends constitutional guarantees amid election unrest

A man walks away from tear gas as supporters of Salvador Nasralla, presidential candidate for the Opposition Alliance Against the Dictatorship, clash with police during a protest caused by the delayed vote count for the presidential election in San Pedro Sula, Honduras December 1, 2017. REUTERS/Moises Ayala

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The Honduran government gave the army and police more powers to contain unrest by suspending constitutional guarantees, a senior government official said on Friday, in a presidential election crisis that has triggered looting and protests.

Ebal Diaz, a high official for the council of ministers, spoke on a Honduran news program shortly after the Central American country’s electoral tribune said it would aim to resume a delayed and controversial vote count on Saturday.

Reporting by Gustavo Palencia, Writing by Daina Beth Solomon; Editing by Frank Jack Daniel

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