Nasralla is set to win presidential election in Honduras, official

Salvador Nasralla presidential candidate for the Opposition Alliance Against the Dictatorship ( C) is shown in one of his campaign speeches last September
Salvador Nasralla presidential candidate for the Opposition Alliance Against the Dictatorship ( C) is shown during  one of his campaign speeches last September

With 70 percent of ballots counted in the Honduran presidential election, opposition candidate Salvador Nasralla maintains a five point lead over President Juan Orlando Hernandez, and is set to win, an election official said on Monday.

“The technical experts here say that it’s irreversible,” said Marcos Ramiro Lobo, one of four election tribunal magistrates. “(Nasralla) is practically the winner.”

Speaking to Reuters, Lobo said Nasralla had kept up a five point advantage over the incumbent Hernandez, who had been widely expected to win before the election took place.

Salvador Nasralla, presidential candidate for the Opposition Alliance Against the Dictatorship, celebrates with supporters while waiting for official presidential election results outside the Supreme Electoral Tribunal in Tegucigalpa, Honduras November 27, 2017. REUTERS/ Edgard Garrido
Salvador Nasralla, presidential candidate for the Opposition Alliance Against the Dictatorship, celebrates with supporters while waiting for official presidential election results outside the Supreme Electoral Tribunal in Tegucigalpa, Honduras November 27, 2017. REUTERS/ Edgard Garrido

Salvador Alejandro César Nasralla Salum 64 is a Honduran sports journalist, television presenter, master of ceremonies, businessman, and politician. He is the presenter of the television program with the highest ratings in Honduras, and was the founder and presidential candidate of the Anti-Corruption Party in the 2013 election.

Nasralla was born in  Honduras. His parents are both of Palestinian descent .His mother was born in Chile.