Honduras President Declared Winner, OAS Calls for New Vote
Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez has been declared the winner of the country's disputed election.
David Matamoros, head of the election court, announced Sunday night that Hernandez had defeated candidate Salvador Nasralla. Matamoros said the final result was almost 43 percent to 41 percent.
But the Organization of American States (OAS) is calling for a new election as protests continue in Honduras.
An OAS statement said it was impossible to confirm the election results. The organization said there was evidence of "human intrusions into the computer system."
"The only possible path for the winner to be the Honduran people is a new call for general elections." the OAS said.
Supporters of Salvador Nasralla used rocks and burning tires to block streets and highways around the country Monday. The country's National Police spokesman said some businesses had been looted in San Pedro Sula, Honduras' second largest city.
Universities, banks and some businesses remained closed in the capital city, Tegucigalpa. Some people walked to work as transportation is limited.
At least 17 people have died in violent street clashes since the Nov. 26 election.
"It's better to be locked up in our houses," said Maria Velasquez, a teacher living outside the capital city.
Salvador Nasralla had questioned the vote count early in the process and said he would not recognize it.
The day after the election, Nasralla held a lead over Hernandez and appeared set to win with 60 percent of the votes counted.
Then, the vote counting suddenly stopped. When it restarted more than a day later, the count began to favor Hernandez.
There was no immediate public comment by Hernandez about the election result.
Nasralla traveled to the United States capital, Washington, to present what he called numerous examples of evidence of election wrongdoing. He met Monday with OAS Secretary-General Luis Almagro. He said he also planned to meet with officials from the U.S. State Department and human rights groups.
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4.human rights 人权
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大卫·马塔莫罗斯是选举法院院长 。周日晚间，他宣布埃尔南德斯击败了候选人萨尔瓦多·纳斯拉勒 。马塔莫罗斯表示，最终的支持率接近43%：41% 。
美洲国家组织的一份声明指出，确认大选结果的可能性很小 。该组织还表示，有证据表明，“电脑系统有人为侵入的迹象 。”
周一，萨尔瓦多·纳斯拉勒的支持者利用石头、燃烧的轮胎封锁了全国的大街小巷和高速公路 。洪都拉斯国家警察发言人表示，第二大城市圣佩德罗苏拉的一些商户遭到抢劫 。
首都特古西加尔巴的大学、银行和一些商家始终大门紧闭 。因交通受阻，市民每天步行上班 。
然后，票数统计突然中止 。待后来重启时，票数开始向埃尔南德斯倾斜 。
纳斯拉勒前往美国华盛顿出示其掌握的“选举违法”大量证据 。周一，他与美洲国家组织的秘书长路易斯·阿尔马格罗会晤 。他还表示，计划与美国国务院和人权组织的工作人员会晤 。