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Recount begins in Honudras following last weeks disputed presidential poll

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By Euronews
Protests in Honuras as recount begins in presidential election
Protests in Honuras as recount begins in presidential election

Thousands of Hondurans have taken to the streets to back a TV star-turned opposition candidate who is accusing the government of trying to steal last week's disputed presidential election,

Hundreds have been arrested in violent protests which have left at least three dead after the count from the presidential race was stopped.

Salvador Nasralla claims he is the winner.

"Here you have the president-elect that the people want. The people chose. The people decided. Nobody can silence the people. (Journalist asking 'What do you say to the international media?') The international media say they don't understand why the electoral tribunal does not accept the checking of 5,279 votes, the National Party does not want to check (them) because they are in there because of fraud."

Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez, has in fact declared himself victorious in a bid for a second term in the Central American nation.

With only a few percentage points separating the candidates the country's electoral tribunal has began a partial recount of nearly 6 percent of the vote. Nasralla

had demanded the recount be widened to include thousands more polling stations but electoral officials have refused.