Honduras: Topsy-Turvy

A looking-glass "winner"

To outsiders, it seemed like an election glimpsed through Alice's looking glass. Everybody knew that the candidate with the most votes would not necessarily win. Indeed, President-elect José Azcona Hoyo last week set about forming a new government only after he had lost to Candidate Rafael Leonardo Callejas, 42, by more than 200,000 votes. The reason for the topsy-turvy outcome: a decision by a government election commission to award the presidency to the leading candidate of the party that received the most votes in overall balloting for national and municipal offices. Although the Honduran constitution requires a President-elect to win a...

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