Hondurans Made It Through!! Elected Conservative To Presidency

From the UK Telegraph (because Reuters and the AP coverage of this is so frickin’ slanted):

Honduras’ Election Won By Porfirio Lobo
Conservative opposition candidate Porfirio Lobo has swept to victory in Honduras’ presidential election

Mr Lobo, a rich landowner, had over 55 percent support with more than half the votes counted and his closest rival, Elvin Santos of the ruling Liberal Party, conceded defeat.

The election could calm a five-month crisis which was sparked when the Honduran army overthrew leftist President Manuel Zelaya in June and flew him into exile.  But while Washington commended the vote, leftist rulers of Brazil, Argentina and Venezuela and other Latin American countries say the election is invalid because it was backed by the coup leaders and could end any hope of Mr Zelaya returning to power.

US State Department spokesman Ian Kelly called the election “a necessary and important step forward” but did not say whether Washington would explicitly recognize Mr Lobo…


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