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Both candidates in Honduras election claim victory




A street vendor sells newspapers in Tegucigalpa, on November 25, 2013, the day after general elections. Both leading presidential candidates in crime-wracked Honduras declared victory late Sunday, setting the stage for a possible round of street protests and violence in one the world's deadliest countries. With more than half the votes counted, conservative Juan Orlando Hernandez was ahead with 34 percent against 29 percent for leftist Xiomara Castro.
A street vendor sells newspapers in Tegucigalpa, on November 25, 2013, the day after general elections. Both leading presidential candidates in crime-wracked Honduras declared victory late Sunday, setting the stage for a possible round of street protests and violence in one the world's deadliest countries. With more than half the votes counted, conservative Juan Orlando Hernandez was ahead with 34 percent against 29 percent for leftist Xiomara Castro.
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The results of a hotly contested election in Honduras are taking shape. This violence-plagued country is still reeling from a 2009 coup, and now both leading candidates are claiming victory.

Here with an update is NPR's Carrie Cahn. She joins us from Tegulcigapa, the capital of Honduras.