In what is seen by many as a crucial election race, the opposition coalition, led by Salvador Nasralla is pit against the right-wing incumbant Juan Orlando Hernandez. Nasralla, a former businessman and TV host of Palestinian descent, is backed by former Honduran President Manuel Zelaya, who was overthrown in a U.S.-backed coup in 2009, leading to a period of right-wing National Party rule.
With the past few years seeing a sharp rise in violence against activists, land grabs, and violent crime, many are clamoring for a change and rallying behind Nasralla, a center-leftist.
Early results gave the edge to Nasralla, but the final count has yet to be announced. In the meantime, TeleSUR takes a look at the voting and celebrations.