Honduras Elections

Press Statement
John Kerry
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
December 12, 2013

On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I extend my warm congratulations to Juan Orlando Hernandez on his election as President of the Republic of Honduras.

The Honduran people turned out in record numbers to vote on November 24, and we commend the Honduran Government for ensuring that the election process was generally transparent, peaceful, and reflected the will of the Honduran people.

Honduras’ newly elected leaders have committed to address the country’s most pressing challenges, including promoting fiscal stability and economic growth, combating poverty, and guaranteeing security, justice, and human rights for all Hondurans.

The United States will continue its support for these efforts and looks forward to deepening our cooperation throughout the region.

PRN: 2013/1569