Honduras election: protesters clash with police as opposition cries foul

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The central American nation in crisis as rightwing incumbent Juan Orlando Hernandez claws back poll lead amid vote-rigging allegations

Honduras is teetering on the brink of its worst political crisis since the 2009 military coup after the beleaguered electoral commission failed for the fourth day to declare a winner in the presidential race amid mounting irregularities and allegations of vote rigging.

The incumbent Juan Orlando Hernandez, a rightwing autocrat representing the National party, is accused of illegally meddling in the Sunday’s election in an attempt to hold on to power and deny victory to the opposition Alliance leader Salvador Nasralla.

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