In an unprecedented election marred by the incompetence of Honduras’ Supreme Electoral Tribunal, the country now has two self-proclaimed presidents with the center-left candidate unofficially in the lead.
While this Sunday’s presidential elections are a test of President Hernández’ controversial re-election, the legislative elections will likely reveal the splintering of Honduras’ one-time bi-party system.
The recent launch of a customs union between Guatemala and Honduras marks a paradigm shift in region-building in the Americas. It may offer key lessons to other Latin American countries seeking to leverage their existing interdependence.
On the surface, Latin America may look like an exception to rising gender-based violence and femicide around the world, given the region’s ratification of international conventions to protect women. Yet too many Latin American states are
lagging behind in actually implementing these measures at home
A reform that permits sitting president Juan Orlando Hernández to run for re-election and the divisions among opposition leaders make it likely that November 26th elections will produce little political change.
History is repeating itself in Honduras. The question of presidential re-election is dividing the country once again. Will politicians be able to solve the constitutional crisis or is the country condemned to electoral uncertainty?