In upset, opposition overtakes US ally in Honduras election

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A left-right coalition led by a flamboyant TV host took a surprise lead in the Honduran presidential election, initial results showed on Monday, upsetting forecasts that the crime-fighting, US-allied incumbent would comfortably win.

With 57 per cent of ballot boxes counted, Salvador Nasralla had an almost 5 point lead with 45 per cent, the first results showed, when they were released nearly 10 hours after voting ended.

“I am the new president-elect of  Honduras ,” Nasralla, 64, wrote on Twitter after the results were announced.

Nasralla, who helms...


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In upset, opposition overtakes US ally in Honduras election


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