Honduras opposition calls for full vote recount

The opposition in Honduras has called for a full vote recount in presidential elections it says was manipulated to favour President Juan Orlando Hernández. The Electoral Tribunal had already agreed to an earlier opposition demand for a partial recount. The opposition candidate, Salvador Nasralla, had been set for victory when the tally unaccountably stopped. President Hernandez then went into the lead, sparking days of street protests. The Honduran government is facing mounting pressure to accept further recounts after a police rebellion and criticism from international observer missions of voting irregularities. Hundreds of members of the Honduran riot police force known as Cobras had refused to carry out orders to enforce a night-time curfew on Monday. The curfew was imposed in the wake of a bitterly disputed presidential poll.