Nov. 25, 2001 Held


Republic of Honduras

Election for Honduran Presidency


Cast Votes:2,285,087
Valid Votes:2,179,181
Invalid Votes:105,906


Ricardo MADURO1,137,734


Rafael PINEDA Ponce964,590


Other Candidates76,857


More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • The office of President of Honduras

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Carlos Roberto FLORES Facusse
  • Head of Government: President Carlos Roberto FLORES Facusse
  • Assembly: Honduras has a unicameral National Congress (Congreso Nacional) with 128 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by popular vote to serve a 4-year term.
  • In the National Congress (Congreso Nacional) 128 members are elected by direct vote to serve 4-year terms.

Main Candidates in the Presidential race:

  • Ricardo MADURO
    • Party: National Party (PN)
  • Rafael PINEDA Ponce
    • Party: Liberal Party of Honduras
  • ​Matias FUNES
    • Party: Democratic Unification Party
  • Marco Orlando IRIARTE
    • Party: Christian Democratic Party of Honduras
    • Party: Party for Innovation and Liberty

Last Presidential election:

  • Elections to the National Congress last held: November 30, 1997. Carlos Roberto FLORES Facusse (PL) won 50% of the vote thereby defeating Nora de MELGAR (PN) who received 40%.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 6,371,304 (2001)
  • Registered Voters: 3,448,240 (2001)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 3,185,164 (2001)

·         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: No

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 7 (following the 2001 elections)

·         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: 955,695 (est.)