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Honduran President Hernández sworn in amid protests


Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández has been sworn in for a second term with high security in place after a disputed presidential election, APA reports quoting BBC.

 

He took the oath at a ceremony in the capital, Tegucigalpa, that was watched by hundreds of guests and spectators.

 

Soldiers were deployed on the streets and opposition supporters protested outside the venue.

 

President Hernández's win in November has been widely criticised, with his party accused of electoral fraud.

 

More than 30 people have been killed in violence since the vote.

 

In his inauguration speech, President Hernández promised to unite Hondurans and said he would lead "the country he was proud to be from".

 

But the Opposition Alliance Against the Dictatorship, which accuses President Hernández of putting in place a "military dictatorship", urged its supporters to participate in demonstrations.

 

Roads leading to the Tiburcio Carias Andino stadium, where the ceremony was taking place, were blocked by demonstrators.

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