Honduras Slips Deeper Into Political Crisis

BloombergHonduras is slipping deeper into crisis nine days after its presidential election as international monitors question the vote count and sections of the police force rebel.

President Juan Orlando Hernandez clung to a small lead with 99.98 percent of ballots counted Tuesday, but hasn’t yet been declared the winner. A team of electoral observers from the Organization of American States said Monday that “irregularities, errors and systemic problems” mean they can’t be certain about the results, while the head of the European Union’s mission said the process is far from over. …

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