Honduras is no stranger to political convulsions but it has not seen presidential elections like those that took place on 26 November since the return to democracy in 1982. The outcome, as we go to press, remains in doubt, although it appears that President Juan Orlando Hernández is poised to seal re-election by the narrowest of margins. But his main rival, Salvador Nasralla, is not prepared to admit defeat. He is urging supporters to take to the streets to protect democracy, accusing Hernández of orchestrating electoral fraud.

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