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Honduran president declares election victory

Monday, November 27, 2017 - 00:47

Juan Orlando Hernandez cites multiple exit polls to declare himself victorious in a bid for a second term in office. No reporter narration.

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ROUGH CUT - NO REPORER NARRATION Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez, a center-right U.S. ally, cited multiple exit polls on Sunday (November 26) to declare himself victorious in a bid for a second term in the Central American nation, despite the opposition saying it was winning. A poll released by network Televicentro, generally considered a reliable indicator of results, gave President Juan Orlando Hernandez 43.93 percent of the vote, with Salvador Nasralla, who leads a broad left-right coalition called the Opposition Alliance Against the Dictatorship, at 34.70 percent. Blue-clad Hernandez supporters danced and blew horns, while his wife, Ana Garcia de Hernandez, led a prayer at a Tegucigalpa hotel. The election tribunal was not due to release even partial official results until later in the evening.

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Honduran president declares election victory

Monday, November 27, 2017 - 00:47