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Honduran Government Applauds International Electoral Observers for Overseeing Honduras's Supreme Electoral Tribunal


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TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras, Nov. 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the government of the Republic of Honduras applauded the hard work of the domestic and international observers overseeing the country's independent Supreme Electoral Tribunal. The tribunal is currently tabulating the results from this past Sunday's election.

As of this morning, more than 23 percent of ballots in the presidential election remain to be processed.

At a press conference November 28, Supreme Electoral Tribunal President David Matamoros said, "There are no more records to receive, the cases [containing the ballots] are in line to be downloaded and processed and our calculation is that [today] at 8:00 p.m. we will have 100 percent of the votes [processed]."

"I, as the president of TSE, take orders from no one," Matamoros said. "I have an obligation, as part of the TSE, to respect the results."

At the same press conference, Matamoros dismissed accusations of election fraud. "[The people] made their decision on Sunday the 26th," he said. "The tribunal will not change it, no candidate will change it, no press conference will change it, because the parties have all the results, as does the European Union, the OAS, the Cohep [Honduran Council of Private Enterprise], the media and the ten parties."

"On Sunday, the people went to vote and make their choice and that is why international entities are saying we [TSE] have done a good job," Matamoros said.

TSE expects to announce the official winner of Honduras's presidential election tonight, November 29 at 8pm Honduras time (9pm ET). 

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