- Porfirio Lobo (National Party) 937,006 (55.9% of valid ballots)
- Elvin Santos (Liberal Party) 639,481 (38.2%)
- Bernardo MartÃnez (National Innovation Party) 37,029 (2.2%)
- FelÃcito Ãvila (Christian Democracy Social Party) 32,113 (1.9%)
- CÃ©sar Ham (Democratic Unification) 30,334 (1.8%)
Western Hemisphere countries recognizing the election result:
In the 2005 presidential elections, 46 percent of eligible Hondurans turned out to vote. Honduras’ Supreme Elections Tribunal (TSE) has projected that more than 60 percent voted this time. The Honduras Coup 2009 blog reports that the pollster the TSE hired to make statistical projections and perform exit polling estimates a turnout of 47.6 percent. The pro-Zelaya “Resistance Front” is estimating turnout of 35-40 percent. Meanwhile, of ballots that were cast, 6 percent were blank or invalid.
Having said that, let me stress the most important point, and that is that, while the election is a significant step in Honduras’ return to a democratic and constitutional order after the 28th June coup, it’s just that.Â It’s only a step, and it’s not the last step….
A government of national unity needs to be formed.Â The congress has to take a vote on the return of President Zelaya to office.
And another element of the San Jose Accord that I think would be very, very important as Honduras moves forward to try to reestablish the democratic and constitutional order is the formation and the structuring of a truth commission, which was also contemplated in the original Tegucigalpa framework and San Jose Accord.
And the truth commission would be a body that would look into the incidents and the situation that led to the coup, but at the same time, as the accord says, … it also will provide the elementos, as it says in the accord, the elements to help the Hondurans make the necessary reforms to their constitutional process and to bring about a fuller reconciliation of the Honduran people. …
The issue is not who is going to be the next president. The Honduran people decided that. The issue is whether the legitimate president of Honduras, who was overthrown in a coup dâ€™Ã©tat, will be returned to office by the congress on December 2nd, as per the San Jose-Tegucigalpa Accord.
On the way, many things have changed. Today, we are a nation whose sovereignty has been proved, with no fear of defending its sovereignty against even the largest [powers], and with the faith that if we act according to the law, we can achieve everything. Beyond paper and speeches, today our Honduras has gone out to confirm to the world that it is a dignified, free country, with no impositions and very proud of itself.
We will keep rejecting any dialogue with the coup leaders. … We’ve had it up to here with dialogues. Why should we go on with so much dialogue if, with these dialogues, we have lost five months and we haven’t resolved absolutely anything.
The Honduran Congress is to vote Wednesday on whether to reinstate ousted President Manuel Zelaya to head a “national unity government” until January 27, when Porfirio Lobo, the winner of yesterday’s vote, would take office.