The High Electoral Court (TSE) of Honduras reconfirmed Wednesday that Juan Orlando Hernandez of the governing National Party won the Nov. 24 presidential election and is president-elect despite a complaint filed by the opposition Freedom and Refounding (Libre) party. The TSE “declares … Juan Orlando Hernandez to be elected as constitutional president of the Republic of Honduras for a period of four years starting Jan. 27, 2014,” according to the ruling read Wednesday by the president of the body, David Matamoros. In addition, it declared Ricardo Alvarez, Roxana Guevara and Lorena Herrera to be the country’s three vice presidents-elect.
According to the final TSE figures, Hernandez garnered 1,149,302 million votes, or 36.89 percent, of the 3,115,448 million votes cast, while the candidate of the leftist Libre Party, Xiomara Castro, who does not recognize the results, obtained 896,498 votes, or 28.77 percent.
Some 5.3 million Hondurans over age 18 were eligible to vote.