Elections in Honduras

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Elections in Honduras gives information on elections and election results in Honduras.

Honduras elects on national level a head of state – the president – and a legislature. The President of Honduras is elected for a four-year year term by the people by a simple majority of valid votes (nulls and blanks excluded). The unicameral National Congress (Congreso Nacional) has 128 members (diputados), elected for four year term by proportional representation to represent the country's various departments. Honduras' presidential elections are held on the last Sunday of November of the election year.

Honduras used to have a two-party system, which means that there were two dominant political parties: the Liberal Party of Honduras (PLH) and the National Party of Honduras (PNH). Ahead of the 2013 general election various new parties emerged as contenders for power and influence.

Schedule[edit]

Election[edit]

Position20092010201120122013
TypePresidential (November)
National Congress (November)
Gubernatorial (November)
NonePresidential (November)
National Congress (November)
Gubernatorial (November)
Central American Parliament(November)
President and
vice president
President and vice presidentNonePresident and vice president
National CongressAll seatsNoneAll seats
Provinces, cities and municipalitiesAll positionsNoneAll positions
Central American ParliamentAll seatsNoneAll seats

Inauguration[edit]

Position20102011201220132014
TypePresidential (January)
National Congress (January)
Gubernatorial (January)
NonePresidential (January)
National Congress (January)
Gubernatorial (January)
Central American Parliament (January)
President and
vice president
27 JanuaryNone27 January
National Congress27 JanuaryNone27 January
Provinces, cities and municipalities27 JanuaryNone27 January
Central American Parliament27 JanuaryNone27 January

Recent elections[edit]

2012 Presidential and parliamentary elections[edit]

2009 Presidential and parliamentary elections[edit]

Disputed in the wake of the 2009 Honduran constitutional crisis

2005 Presidential election[edit]

e • d Summary of the 27 November 2005 Honduras presidential election results
Candidates and nominating partiesVotes%
José Manuel Zelaya Rosales - Liberal Party of Honduras (Partido Liberal de Honduras )999,00645.6%
Porfirio Lobo Sosa - National Party of Honduras (Partido Nacional de Honduras)923,24342.2%
Juan Ángel Almendares Bonilla - Democratic Unification Party (Unificación Democrática)29,7541.4%
Juan Ramón Martínez - Christian Democratic Party of Honduras (Partido Demócrata Cristiano de Honduras)27,8121.3%
Carlos Sosa Coello - Innovation and Unity Party (Partido Innovación y Unidad)20,0930.9%
Valid Votes Total2,000,90891.5%
Null133,3516.1%
Blank55,1392.5%
Total2,190,398100.0%
Registered voters3,976,55055.1%
Source: TSE Honduras government election website

2005 Parliamentary election[edit]

e • d Summary of the 27 November 2005 National Congress of Honduras election results
PartiesSeats
Liberal Party of Honduras (Partido Liberal de Honduras)62
National Party of Honduras (Partido Nacional de Honduras)55
Democratic Unification Party (Partido de Unificación Democrática)5
Christian Democratic Party of Honduras (Partido Demócrata Cristiano de Honduras)4
Innovation and Unity Party (Partido Innovación y Unidad)2
Total votes: 1,833,710 (turnout 45.97 %)128
Registered voters: 3,988,605
Source regarding number of votes IPU Parline

Past elections[edit]

See also[edit]

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