Honduras presidential election vote recount begins

BBCThe Electoral Court in Honduras has begun a partial recount of votes cast in the disputed presidential ballot. It was requested by the opposition coalition after initial results showed the incumbent, Juan Orlando Hernandez, winning by a few thousand votes.

But the opposition is boycotting the process because the tribunal is only examining around 6% of the vote.
They had demanded it include thousands more polling stations.

International observers have called on both sides to attend the recount amid concerns that there could be more violence. …

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