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Nov. 26, 2017 Confirmed

Honduras

Republic of Honduras

Election for President

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Honduras: President, November 26, 2017

At stake in this election:

  • The office of the President of Honduras

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Juan Orlando HERNANDEZ Alvarado (since 27 January 14)
  • Head of Government: President Juan Orlando HERNANDEZ Alvarado (since 27 January 14)
  • Assembly: Unicameral National Congress (Congreso Nacional) with 128 seats

Description of electoral system:

  • The president is directly elected by a simple majority popular vote for a single 4-year term.

Last Election:

  • The last presidential election in Honduras occurred on November 24, 2013. President HERNANDEZ was elected with 36.89% of the vote.

Main candidates in the election:

  • Juan Orlando HERNANDEZ
    • National Party / Partido Nacional
  • Salvador NASRALLA
    • Libre-PINU
  • Luis Orlando ZELAYA
    • Liberal Party / Partido Liberal de Honduras
  • Romeo Vasquez VELASQUEZ
    • Honduran Patriotic Alliance / Alianza Patriótica Hondureña
  • Marlene Elizabeth ALVARENGA
    • Anti-Corruption Party / Partido Anticorrupción
  • Lucas Evangelisto AGUILERA
    • Christian Democratic Party / Partido Demócrata Cristiano de Honduras
  • Alfonso Diaz NARVAEZ
    • Democratic Unification Party / Partido Unificación Democrática

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 9,038,741
  • Registered Voters: 6,046,873

Gender Data:

  • Female Population: 4,409,142
  • Is Honduras a signatory to CEDAW: Yes (11 June 1980)
  • Has Honduras ratified CEDAW: Yes (3 March 1983)
  • Gender Quota: Yes
  • Female candidates in this election: Yes
  • Number of Female Parliamentarians: 33
  • Human Development Index Position: 131 (2014)
  • Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: Low (2014)

Disability Data:

  • Is Honduras a signatory to CRPD: Yes (30 March 2007)
  • Has Honduras ratified CRPD: Yes (14 April 2008)
  • Population with a disability: 1,177,358