International Observers Asked to Leave During Vote Count in La Joya

intl_observers askedA HSN team observing the vote counting along with National Observers in the La Joya neighborhood in Tegucigalpa were approached by the ‘Custodio’ [Voting table supervisor] asking all National Observers to leave the voting station.

Half an hour later, the Voting Table Supervisor returned with a military officer and said that all the International Observers had to leave as well. She told the team that “the TSE had called and said that everyone had to leave.” She said that people were complaining of interference. After insisting that they were in their rights to observe the vote counting, the International Observers remained.

Radio Progreso has received reports of similar incidents that they will be reporting on shortly.