tegucigalpa - The incumbent Honduran president Juan Orlando Hernandez seems to be heading for profit in the presidential election.
After a partial recount of the controversial election of November 26, which led to a political crisis, the president has a head start on his rival of the opposition, reports the website of the election committee.
Hernandez had 42.98 percent of the vote, while TV star Salvador Nasralla had 41.39 percent of the vote, with 99.96 percent of the votes counted. The head of the committee, David Matamoros, has yet to appoint a final winner. According to observers, the parties still have legal objections and the committee can also consider a broader recount.
He said there would be more announcements later on Monday.