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In upset, TV star leads U.S. ally in Honduras presidential vote

Added: 27.11.2017 19:06 | 10 views | 0 comments

A flamboyant TV host took a surprise lead in the Honduran presidential election, initial results on Monday showed, upsetting forecasts of a win for the country's incumbent leader who is a close ally of the United States. With 57 percent of ballot boxes counted, Salvador Nasralla was ahead with an almost 5 point margin at 45 percent, according to the first official results, released nearly 10 hours after Sunday's voting ended. "I am the new president-elect of Honduras," Nasralla, 64, wrote on Twitter after the results were announced.

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