Supporters of opposition Alliance presidential candidate Salvador Nasralla, celebrate after a press conference in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Monday, Nov. 27, 2017. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
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Initial election results released early Monday in Honduras showed opposition candidate Salvador Nasralla leading President Juan Orlando Hernandez, after a tense evening that saw both men declare themselves the winner before official numbers were announced.With 57 percent of the ballots counted, the leftist Nasralla had claimed 45.17 percent of votes compared to Hernandez's 40.21 percent, according to the country's Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE).An estimated six million people were eligible to cast ballots, electing not just a president but also members of Congress, mayors and members of the Central American Parliament.Hernandez's main rivals -- former TV anchor Nasralla and Luis Zelaya, 50, of the right-leaning Liberal Party -- had both said before the vote that they would not recognize a Hernandez victory.Apart from the presidential election, Sunday's balloting will also decide the country's three vice presidential posts, the 128-seat congress, 20 representatives in the Central American Parliament and the mayors of 298 municipalities.
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