Nov. 29, 2009 Held


Republic of Honduras

Election for Honduran Presidency


Cast Votes:2,300,056
Valid Votes:2,146,012
Invalid Votes:154,044


Porfirio LOBO SOSA1,212,846


Porfirio LOBO SOSA1,212,846


Elwin SANTOS817,524


Bernard MARTÍNEZ39,960


Felicito AVILA38,413


Carlos REYES36,420


More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • The office of President of Honduras

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President José Manuel ZELAYA Rosales *
  • Head of Government: President José Manuel ZELAYA Rosales
  • Assembly: Honduras has a unicameral National Congress (Congreso Nacional) with 128 seats.

* The Interim President is Roberto MICHELETTI.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by plurality vote to serve a 4-year term.
  • In the National Congress (Congreso Nacional) 128 members are elected through an open-list proportional representation system to serve 4-year terms.***

*** There are 18 constituencies corresponding to the 18 departments. Seats are apportioned to each department in proportion to population. Where the district magnitude is one, the election is by plurality.

Main Candidates in the Presidential race:

  • Porfirio LOBO Sosa
    • Party: National Party of Honduras / Partido Nacional de Honduras
  • Elwin SANTOS
    • Party: Liberal Party of Honduras / Partido Liberal de Honduras
  • Felicito AVILA
    • Party: Christian Democratic Party of Honduras / Partido Demócrata Cristiano (DC)
  • Bernard MARTÍNEZ
    • Party: Party for Innovation and Social Democratic Unity / (PINU)
  • Carlos REYES
    • Party: Unification Party / Partido Unificacion Democratica (UD)

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 7,383,098 (2009)
  • Registered Voters: 4,600,000 (December 2009 Registration figure approximated by the National Register of Persons.)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 3,692,338 (2009)

·         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: 23 (following the 2009 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: 1,107,464 (est.)