Polls Show Conservative Ahead as Honduras Vote Nears
Posted on Nov 28, 2009
Honduras’ controversial election for president is Sunday, and conservative candidate “Pepe” Lobo has a clear lead in the most recent opinion polls. The contest, after a military coup ousted President Manuel Zelaya, has little international support. —JCL
Voice of America:
Opinion polls in Honduras show conservative candidate Porfirio “Pepe” Lobo has a clear lead ahead of Sunday’s controversial presidential election.
Polls give Mr. Lobo of the opposition National Party a 16-point lead over Elvin Santos of the ruling Liberal Party, which ousted its own leader, Manuel Zelaya, as Honduran president in June.
Both Mr. Lobo and Mr. Santos support Mr. Zelaya’s removal from power, a move that brought international isolation to the poor Central American nation.
Presidential candidate “Pepe” Lobo, left, has a campaign appearance with Tegucigalpa’s mayor, Ricardo Alvarez.