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Juan Orlando Hernández Wins 2013 Presidential Election

Presidential elections were held on Nov. 24, 2013. Juan Orlando Hernández won, beating second place candidate Xiomara Castro by 250,000 votes. A member of the National Party, Hernández was President of the National Congress of Honduras from Jan. 2010 until June 2013 when he left to focus on his presidential campaign.

Hernández, a lawyer and businessman, studied legislation in Spain and public administration at the State University of New York. He gained attention in Honduras when he was described as a "cipote malcriado" (badly brought up kid) by Liberal Party leader Rafael Pineda Ponce. Hernández took office on Jan. 27, 2014.

See also Encyclopedia: Honduras
U.S. State Dept. Country Notes: Honduras
Instituto Nacional de Estadistica .

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