November 27, 1989 |
Nationalist Party candidate Rafael Leonardo Callejas declared early today that he is the winner of this Central American nation's presidential race. Unofficial electoral results show that Callejas, a 46-year-old agricultural economist, had a safe lead of 6 to 9 percentage points against his chief rival, Carlos Roberto Flores Facusse, of the ruling Liberal Party. The Liberals have governed Honduras for eight years, coming to power early in this decade after a series of military governments.
November 29, 1989 |
Unofficial results in presidential voting in Honduras indicate a strong victory for National Party candidate Rafael Leonardo Callejas, 46, a U.S.-educated agronomist who has advocated free-market cures for Honduras' moribund economy. With about 75% of the vote counted, radio reports give Callejas a commanding lead of about 6 percentage points over his chief rival, Carlos Roberto Flores Sacusse of the ruling Liberal Party.
November 29, 1997 |
Democracy is wearing a little thin in Honduras. After 16 years of civilian rule, the mere fact that they are able to vote for their president Sunday is no longer enough for the citizens of this Central American nation. They want real change and are becoming impatient with their political system's inability to provide it quickly enough.
November 25, 2001 |
A congressional candidate from Honduras' main opposition party was killed early Saturday on the eve of general elections, underscoring a violent crime epidemic plaguing the Central American nation. Angel Pacheco, 44, of the opposition National Party was shot seven times by a man waiting outside his home about 12.30 a.m. in the city of Nacaome, 66 miles south of Tegucigalpa, the capital. Police said the slaying appeared to be politically motivated.
November 23, 1993
Honduras holds presidential elections Sunday, after a negative campaign dedicated more to an exchange of insults between the two leading candidates than to issues. Oswaldo Ramos Soto of the ruling National Party and Carlos Roberto Reina of the Liberal Party are locked in a tight race to succeed President Rafael L. Callejas. Neither is expected to depart substantially from Callejas' centrist pro-business policies.
November 24, 2013 |
In June 2009, democracy, human rights and the rule of law were shattered in Honduras. Democratically elected President Manuel Zelaya was flown out of the country at gunpoint, and, in the days and months that followed, pro-democracy demonstrations were violently repressed and critical media outlets shut down. Elections organized a few months later under the coup regime did nothing to remedy the situation. Held in a climate of repression and boycotted by opposition groups, these elections were widely seen as illegitimate by many Hondurans and most governments in the hemisphere - with the notable exception of the United States.