Honduras President and National Party candidate Juan Orlando Hernandez gestures as he addresses the media at the Presidential House in Tegucigalpa, Honduras December 5, 2017. REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera
TEGUCIGALPA - 18 December 2017: A senior Honduran government official on Monday ruled out the possibility of holding a fresh election after the Organization of American States rejected a declaration of victory for President Juan Orlando Hernandez in disputed vote.
"This is an autonomous and sovereign nation, this is a nation that is not going to do what anybody from an international organization tells it to," government official and first Vice President Ricardo Alvarez said, after the OAS said the Nov. 26 election should be redone.
"The only other elections there are going to be in this country will be on the last Sunday of November, 2021, there are no others," he told reporters.