Elections in Honduras: November 18 Primary Elections

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16 Nov 2012

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On November 18, 2012, Hondurans will elect candidates from three major parties – the Liberal Party, the National Party and the Liberty and Refoundation Party – to compete in next year’s general elections for the presidency and vice presidency, and open seats in the Central American Parliament, National Congress, and municipal councils.

These elections are the first primary elections held in Honduras since the 2009 coup d’état. For many, they represent the normalization and restoration of the country’s political system and its continued path toward democracy; however post-coup tensions and the introduction of new actors to the electoral scene have added a layer of concern.

To help observers better understand the backdrop of these elections, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) has put together a series of frequently asked questions (FAQs). Among the topics explored in Elections in Honduras: November 18 Primary Elections are:

  • How is election administration structured and organized in Honduras?
  • Who will be running in the primary elections?
  • What are the rules on campaigning and campaign finance?
  • Who will the poll workers and election observers be?
  • How will voting and vote counting be conducted?

Download IFES' FAQ on Elections in Honduras.

Read more about IFES' programs in The Americas.