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Honduras general election begins: between return to Jeleismo and continuing ruling party

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28 November 2021 14:15 GMT

Hondurans has been invited to select the successor to Juan Orlando Hernandez, who has ruled Central America unhindered since 2014.

The 2021 Honduras general election began this Sunday at 7:00 am (local time), when different polling stations were opened. About 5.2 million people have been invited to take part in the event to elect the successor to Juan Orlando Hernandez, who has ruled Central America unhindered since 2014.

In addition to voting for the next president, Hondurans will elect three presidential nominees, 20 members of the Central American Parliament, 128 members of the National Congress and 298 mayors and their respective councilors.

Of the 14 candidates for the presidency, two emerge as favorites. On the one hand, the left-wing candidate of Libertad y RefundaciĆ³n (Libre) Siomara Castro, The wife of former President Manuel Zelaya, was ousted in a coup in 2009. On the other hand, Nasri ‘Titto’ Asfura, Of the ruling National Party, which is currently the mayor of the capital Tegucigalpa.

In the November 2017 election, more than 40% did not vote. The opposition coalition against the dictatorial party condemned the fraud and concluded that the Electoral Oversight Mission of the Organization of American States (OAS) (EOM) had classified the process as “irregular and flawed”.

For these elections, OAS has appointed 91 experts and observers from 17 of the 18 Honduran departments. For its part, about 70 members of the European Union’s Election Monitoring Movement (EOM) monitor election day.

“It’s no secret”

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“All the men and women of Honduras are reuniting as a democracy with our present and our future,” reads one. Release Released this Saturday by the National Electoral Commission (CNE).

This creature guarantees that “there will be no secrets in it” and that it will “make public all the information before the suspicions embedded among the people.” It also has the details of 20:00 (local time) Will be notified Initial results At the presidential election level, it insists on a 30-day deadline for a final referendum.

They advise political parties, alliances and candidates from the CNE to act responsibly and consistently in the historic moment the country is experiencing, pointing out that the commitment of all is essential to achieve a common goal: “clean”, free, fair and peaceful elections.

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The Central American nation is coming to this election amid many structural problems that have worsened during Hernandez’s current administration, and he reached a second term after a controversial Supreme Court ruling that allowed him to stand for re-election and despite the irregularities. Voting.

One of the main indicators of the severe situation in which Honduras is passing Poverty, Is estimated to reach 70% of the population Later this year, due to the impact of the Govt-19 epidemic. Violence has been added to this panorama as the country records the highest homicide rate in Central America by 2020 and experiences the effects of gang activity, many of whom are dedicated to drug trafficking.

These indicators suggest that with a 9% drop in recorded gross domestic product (GDP) by 2020, as well as food insecurity caused by the recent Eta and Iota hurricanes, none of the winners have pushed any further than ever. What to face when coming to power: Irregular migration to the United States

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