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    Honduran Presidential Recount Begins Amid Protests

    He needs a vote of confidence. A partial recount is underway in Honduras after tens of thousands joined protests over the weekend calling for the ouster of President Juan Orlando Hernandez. He narrowly won the presidential election a week ago against opposition leader Salvador Nasralla, whose supporters claim fraud. At least eight people have died since, in the worst political crisis the country has seen since the 2009 coup. Now opposition supporters are also boycotting the recount, saying the electoral commission’s decision to examine only 6 percent of ballots is unacceptable.

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