Elections in Honduras

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Electoral process in Honduras is made by means of the coordinacion of Supreme Electoral Tribunal, it is the organism in char of organize on march during the third year of each government the primary elections where are elect the presidential candidates of each party and a year despues the general elections.

General elections, are made during the fourth year of mandate of the current government and some months before finalising his charge, where the candidates of each party compete by the presidency and is known the next president of Honduras, during the general elections ademas are elect that Honduran citizens the deputies for the national congress and to the Parlacen.

Honduras present is elected for a 4 years term if obtain a mayor number of votes during the general elections.

Honduras National Congresss has 128 members (diputados), chosen for a 4 years term.

Honduras elects on national level a head of state – the president – and a legislature. The President of Honduras is elected for a four-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 has Multi-party system, but 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. Elections in Honduras gives information on elections and election results in Honduras.

Primary elections of Honduras[edit]

Primary elections in Honduras, are mechanisms by means of which the political parties of the country choose to his presidential candidates, make during the third year of government of the current government. These are not compulsory neither paid by the state The Electoral High court of Honduras is the regulatory body of this process, the National Register of the People is an organism of support that gives legitimacy to the electoral process.

General elections of Honduras[edit]

General elections of Honduras, during the fourth year of the on duty government, some months before finalising his mandate and a year despues to having made the primary elections where choose the presidential candidates of each party politocos. In them they renewed the headlines of the charges of popular election of the Republic of Honduras.

Schedule[edit]

Election[edit]

Position 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Type Presidential (November)
National Congress (November)
Gubernatorial (November)
None Presidential (November)
National Congress (November)
Gubernatorial (November)
Central American Parliament(November)
President and
vice president
President and vice president None President and vice president
National Congress All seats None All seats
Provinces, cities and municipalities All positions None All positions
Central American Parliament All seats None All seats

Inauguration[edit]

Position 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Type Presidential (January)
National Congress (January)
Gubernatorial (January)
None Presidential (January)
National Congress (January)
Gubernatorial (January)
Central American Parliament (January)
President and
vice president
27 January None 27 January
National Congress 27 January None 27 January
Provinces, cities and municipalities 27 January None 27 January
Central American Parliament 27 January None 27 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 parties Votes %
José Manuel Zelaya Rosales - Liberal Party of Honduras (Partido Liberal de Honduras ) 999,006 45.6%
Porfirio Lobo Sosa - National Party of Honduras (Partido Nacional de Honduras) 923,243 42.2%
Juan Ángel Almendares Bonilla - Democratic Unification Party (Unificación Democrática) 29,754 1.4%
Juan Ramón Martínez - Christian Democratic Party of Honduras (Partido Demócrata Cristiano de Honduras) 27,812 1.3%
Carlos Sosa Coello - Innovation and Unity Party (Partido Innovación y Unidad) 20,093 0.9%
Valid Votes Total 2,000,908 91.5%
Null 133,351 6.1%
Blank 55,139 2.5%
Total 2,190,398 100.0%
Registered voters 3,976,550 55.1%
Source: TSE Honduras government election website

2005 Parliamentary election[edit]

e • d Summary of the 27 November 2005 National Congress of Honduras election results
Parties Seats
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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