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The National Electoral Council of Honduras (CNE) this Sunday, as established by law, authorized centers for general elections will be closed until 5:00 pm (local time), but those in line will be able to vote.

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Honduras faces general election with calls for peace

CNE President Kelvin Aguirre told reporters that the agency had ordered an end to election day in the country, but in some parts of the country, members of the Voting Reception Board (JRV) could extend the hours if they agreed.

“Election day ends at 5:00 pm according to election law, which can be extended exceptionally only by the decision of the JRV with a unanimous vote,” he said.

Similarly, Aguirre pointed out that at 8:00 pm (local time) it is expected to provide the first draw of the day with data from the First Election Results (TREP) system.

Later, CNE’s adviser, Rixi Moncada, explained that they had been in contact with the Armed Forces as a subsidiary body to defend constitutional ethics that day.

The official said they have the right to vote if there are voters in line. In addition, he reiterated that the first results, which are expected to be released three hours after completion, “will get the final results as the minutes are connected to the system”.

On this day, some polling stations opened an hour after the election officially began, with long queues of voters complaining of delays in the process.

Another claim is that the CNE page did not work and people could not find their voting center. In light of this, the agency clarified in a statement, “The crash of the National Electoral Council’s website to discuss the census is under investigation.”

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In addition, he assured that “the first information received reflects the attack on the server located in the facilities of the Council”.

At the opening ceremony of Election Day, CNE Adviser Ana Paula Hall praised the actions of the Election Commission, while reaffirming that “we are not a judge of previous elections.”

For his part, Minister Moncada pointed out that “for two consecutive years all obstacles have been overcome and today’s a victory achieved in basic conditions.”

Call to vote

Presidential candidate Xiomara Castro, a member of the Libertad y Refundación (Libre) party and the wife of former President Manuel Zelaya, voted in this Sunday’s general election to vote for Hondurans en masse.

“I call on the people of Honduras to vote as soon as possible so that we, as citizens, can have the right to vote to bring about change in our country,” Castro told reporters before casting his ballot in the municipality of Catacombs, Olanzo’s department. , In eastern Honduras, where it comes from.

He said the electoral process as a civil party should be peaceful and peaceful, and that voting could go on en masse, and that the time had come, and that this was the opportunity for Hondurans to do so. Change in our country. “, Which returned to democracy in 1980 after many years of military rule.

For his part, Nasri Asfura, the ruling National Party (PN)’s candidate for the presidency of Honduras, urged citizens to vote in peace, tranquility and tranquility, and called for confidence in the work of the CNE.

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“What the people of Honduras want in the end is respect. The referendum will say everything, look at each candidate’s reaction with confidence, and give peace, tranquility, tranquility, the best for Honduras,” said Asfura, the current mayor of the capital, waiting to vote.

Honduras general election in statistics

More than 5 million people were eligible to vote, of which, in addition to the president, Hondurans elected three nominees (vice presidents), 128 delegates from the National Congress and 20 members from the Central American Parliament.

They also voted for mayors, deputy mayors and councilors of 298 municipalities in 18 departments across Central America. According to the CNE, 5,755 polling stations and 18,293 JRVs were activated for these elections.

Presidential candidates: Julio Caesar Lopez, Kelin Perez Gomez, Estros Amado Lopez, Santos Orlando Rodriguez, Jose Ramon Garcia, Iris Siomara Castro, Alexander Mira and Lembra Quahdemok.

In addition, Jose Alfonso Diaz Norway, Carlos Mauricio Portillo, Marlon O’Neill Escoto Valerio, Milton Omar Avila Benitez, Yanni Benjamin Rosenthal Hidalgo, Nasri Juan Asfura Jabla.

CNE has recognized 7,000 visitors, 400 of whom are foreigners, to monitor the fluidity and transparency of the process.