The Election tribunal’s vote tally had initially cleared favoured opposition candidate Salvador Nasralla, which later swung in favour of the current President Juan Hernandez after a 36-hour delay.
Same-sex marriages are legal in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia and Uruguay, and significant advances have been made to increase access to legal abortions in Argentina, Chile, Mexico City, Colombia, Bolivia and Uruguay.
The Liberal Party’s candidate, Luis Zelaya, came third in the November 26 vote, which has been tarnished by allegations of electoral fraud, protests and growing international concern.
The request for recounting came after an alleged rigging whereby key oppostion leader, Nasralla’s earlier lead suddenly started narrowing, post a period of 36 hours that saw no updates from the election tribunal
Three days after polling stations closed in Honduras’ presidential election, there was the growing international concern with no clear winner and both men claiming victory, despite nearly a fifth of ballots remaining uncounted.
With international pressure mounting on the Venezuelan government, foreign ministers from the 34 nation OAS bloc met in Washington to debate the situation in Venezuela.
The announcement came after the OAS agreed on Wednesday to hold a meeting of foreign ministers to discuss the situation in Venezuela.
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Protests also were staged in other cities and more are planned across the country for April 6.
The results indicated banana exporter Jovenel Moise would be the next president sparking protests that led the police to use tear gas in La Saline.
Venezuelan Opposition leaders have planned a march on September 1 to demand electoral authorities permit the recall referendum to remove Maduro this year.
Once among Latin America’s most prosperous nations, Venezuela has plunged into unrest and a harsh economic slowdown. Long lines for food and medicines have led to protests and opposition calls for a recall referendum to remove President Nicolas Maduro.