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Thousands of people protest in several cities in Honduras about what they consider an electoral fraud

The Electoral Tribunal announces the recommencement of the vote count despite the absence of Nasralla observers. The official count gives the victory to the current President Juan Orlando Hernández

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Thousands of people protest in several cities in Honduras about what they consider an electoral fraud

Thousands of people leave this Sunday on street in Honduras in protest of electoral uncertainty in which country is mired, that a week after elections are still without a winner.  A 19-year-old girl died at hands of military police when a group of protesters were attacked by uniformed. This Saturday, however, wave of violence that struck Central American nation has diminished a little.

The followers of opposition leader Salvador Nasralla, who reject provisional result of elections offered by Electoral Tribunal, which puts him below current President Juan Orlando Hernández, went out on street dressed in white and a rose in Hand in protest.

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The simultaneous demonstrations in several points Honduras were convened from Sunday morning to be able to respect curfew imposed in country and prohibiting free movement of persons and vehicles between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m.

The curfew, which gives control of streets to military, aims to curb violence unleashed since Wednesday in various parts of country, mainly in capital Tegucigalpa.

In recent days, hundreds of young people have protested in rejection of what y consider an electoral "fraud" with hooded groups who erected barricades and starred in looting and destruction in various shops. The revolt leaves so far a minor killed by firearms according to witnesses, although opposition says that victims would be three, and more than a hundred detainees.

At same time, Supreme Electoral Tribunal of Honduras (TSE) decided to resume this Sunday special count of 1,000 minutes that would have inconsistencies.

The judges suspended on Saturday scrutiny in absence of representatives of opposition alliance, whose candidate, Salvador Nasralla, has sown doubts about independence of Tribunal, whose president was appointed by National Party Currently in power and requires a new count of more than 5,000 minutes.

This Sunday president of TSE, David Matamoros, announced that proceedings will be restarted with irregularities despite absence of representatives of opposition.

According to Matamoros, Tribunal "has nothing to hide" and asked Hondurans to understand that " election does not belong to Salvador Nasralla or to Juan Orlando Hernández, but to people of Honduras," he said in reference to controversial role of electoral body and Controversial scrutiny during which two computer blackouts were given during which results changed radically.

Both candidates declared winners last Sunday night before court published ir official results report. The most recent recorded computation places President Hernández at head with 42.92%, while Nasralla would be slightly below, with 41.42% with 94.35% of electoral tables processed.

Nasralla has denounced that a fraud is being forged to rob him of his supposed triumph in elections. The candidate has requested recount of 5,200 minutes, but magistrates have only given revision of 1,006. "The problem is that electoral Tribunal depends on President of Republic and election night has already managed to delay count," Nasralla said to this diary a few days ago.

The uncertainty in which Hondurans live after elections led to government of Hernández to impose a curfew from this Friday for next ten nights. This has forced hundreds of demonstrators to go out to protest streets for alleged fraud orchestrated by authorities.

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