This article by Anna-Catherine Brigida is published by The Christian Science Monitor. Here is an excerpt:
The spectators cheered as each vote was counted as if watching a soccer game. But the stakes were much higher than a sports match.
In a worn-down school in a working-class neighborhood in the Honduran capital, dozens clamored during Sunday’s presidential election for no less than the future of Honduran democracy.
They joined citizens across the Central American nation – where democracy has withered since a 2009 coup – who became self-appointed electoral observers for the night. It was an effort to help fend off the kind of fraud that has marred the electoral process in Honduras over the past decade.
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