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Resistance to “electoral coup” continues in Honduras

March in Tegucigalpa, Honduras on December 3 protesting electoral fraud. Photo by Sandra Cuffe

Two weeks after their country’s November 26 national elections, Hondurans continue to mobilize in daily protests against what they are calling an “electoral coup.”

Twenty-four hours after the polls closed, when over 57% of the ballots had been counted, opposition candidate Salvador Nasralla held a five-point lead. Then, a series of anomalies in the vote count occurred, including an alleged computer crash and the suspension of the count for a day and a half, raising suspicions that electoral fraud was being committed.