Honduran leader declares himself election winner

2017-11-27 08:20
Juan Orlando Hernandez. (Orlando Sierra, AFP)

Juan Orlando Hernandez. (Orlando Sierra, AFP)

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Tegucigalpa - Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez declared himself the winner of elections before official results were announced - and his top rival did the same.

"I'm very content, happy, because I've been seeing... a huge number of exit polls and real-time processing of the ballots and the result is more than clear: we won this election," Hernandez told a crowd that cheered him in the capital.

Shortly after his announcement, Salvador Nasralla of the leftist Alliance Against the Dictatorship coalition also proclaimed himself to be the winner.

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