tegucigalpa - The incumbent Honduran president Juan Orlando Hernández can basically prepare for a new term. The National Electoral Council announced on Monday, after all the votes had been counted, that Hernández had been supported by 42.98 percent of the electorate. His rival Salvador Nasralla came to 41.39 percent, about 52,000 votes less.
The opposition accuses the Hernández government of ballot box fraud and does not accept the result. 'The united people can not be defeated,' tweeted former TV star Nasralla. 'A united Honduras against deception'. Hernández, like UN Secretary-General António Guterres, called for calm. 'We are all Hondurans- the political differences must not lead to violent confrontations'.