Honduras has suspended an overnight curfew in eight departments after the areas were no longer considered a security risk following last month’s disputed presidential election. The lifting of the curfew was one of the demands made by the Organisation of American States. The OAS said it may call for new elections if any “irregularities” undermined the credibility of results. Some parts of the country remain under curfew.
It was imposed last weekend after outbreaks of violence followed the 26 November poll. Honduras has 18 departments, but the curfew had already been lifted in one island department and two cities. In a statement on Wednesday, the OAS calls for constitutional rights to be “immediately restored”. President Juan Orlando Hernández, who is seeking re-election, won the poll by a narrow margin.
But the main opposition contender, Salvador Nasralla, demands a full recount. He accused the Supreme Electoral Tribunal of interfering in the tallying system to favour the incumbent.