Statement by the Department of State about the Elections in Honduras

The Honduran people exercised their democratic rights by taking part in elections on Sunday, November 26. The United States looks forward to working with the democratically elected leaders of Honduras.

We await the final tabulation of results by election authorities and urge the authorities to complete their work without undue delay.

The United States urges calm and patience as the results are tabulated.

It is critical that Honduran election authorities be able to work in a free and transparent manner, without interference.

We urge all candidates to respect the results once they are announced.

The United States commends the efforts of the independent election observers from the Organization of American States and the European Union and awaits their final assessment of the Honduran electoral process.