Mayoral Vote Counts to be Disclosed Today

The Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE) began this morning the official vote count in the presence of the media. Judge Enrique Ortez Sequeira explained the process of validating the proceedings before the national press. Tonight they hope to be able to announce many of the official counts for mayors and municipal positions.

The TSE estimated that by the end of today, they should be able to determine the elected Mayor of San Pedro Sula, which has been a close race between the National Party candidate, Arturo “Tuky” Bendana and Liberal Party candidate, Juan Carlos Zuniga.

The presiding judge, Judge Saul Escobar, told the national press that the records are on their way to Tegucigalpa, and are attended by both candidates, and their representatives. He said that 527 records and copies of the Municipal Electoral Tribunal were in the suitcases. The official vote count will be held in a room being monitored with closed circuit cameras to ensure the transparency of the elections. “The TSE aims to ensure transparency in the process and see that they are given the votes assigned to them by the people of San Pedro Sula.”

The mayoral candidates from Choloma and Puerto Cortes were asked to come to Tegucigalpa to receive the results of their municipalities. The results are expected to be announced today.

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