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Electoral Authority Agrees to Recount Vote Tallies in Honduras Presidential Election
Written by Silvia Viñas On 3 December 2013 @ 14:07 pm | No Comments
In Elections, English, Honduras, Latin America, Quick Reads
Honduran presidential candidate Xiomara Castro from left-wing LIBRE party has been calling for a recount of the votes from the country's recent presidential election . According to official results  Castro won 29% of the votes, placing her second after conservative candidate Juan Orlando Hernandez with 37%.
RNS in Honduras Culture and Politics  explains that there will be a recount:
The Tribunal Supremo Electoral (TSE) head David Matamoros agreed to a public recount of the Actas: not the votes themselves, just a recount of the votes as recorded on the tally sheets.
This, of course, is a compromise. Ballot boxes will not be re-opened; individual votes will not be recounted.
It's a step in the direction of transparency. But not the kind of recount that would put to rest, ultimately, the kinds of doubts that have been raised.
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 presidential election: http://globalvoicesonline.org/2013/11/25/competing-candidates-claim-victory-in-honduras-presidential-election/
 results: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honduran_general_election,_2013#President_2
 Honduras Culture and Politics: http://hondurasculturepolitics.blogspot.com/2013/12/theres-going-to-be-recount-of-sorts.html
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