Reporters of Al Jazeera and Telesur (Venezuela), attending a meeting of journalists at the Marriott Hotel in Tegucigalpa today, were stopped from broadcasting, and asked to leave by the TSE, after international observers overwhelmingly complained that they were heard falsely broadcasting that less than 25% of Hondurans showed up at the polls to vote.
Half an hour before the closing of the polls, Colombian and Cuban observers congratulated the Honduran people for their democratic attitude and appearing at the polls in an overwhelming number. “Honduran Elections are a triumph of democracy in Latin America. Congratulations are for the Honduran people who wanted democracy,” the Colombian observer, Miguel Andres Fierro […]
The mayor and candidate for reelection, proclaimed his triumph shortly after the official closing of the polls. The candidate, said that “we will continue to make the changes that the people deserve after so long, this means a great joy that the National Party has won in Honduras.” Alvarez asked the Liberals, Christian Democrats and […]
Unless something monumental happens in the Western Hemisphere in the next 31 days, the big regional story for 2009 will be how tiny Honduras managed to beat back the colonial aspirations of its most powerful neighbors and preserve its constitution. Yesterday’s elections for president and Congress, held as scheduled and without incident, were the crowning […]
According to exit polls for the Presidency, Pepe Lobo is the front runner, with a 16% difference between the two. Honduran news and radio stations are already projecting the National Party will win the presidency. The exit polls were based on approximately 133,400 statements.