Primary elections in Honduras

Primary elections in Honduras represent the mechanism used in that country by each political party to choose their candidates for the general presidential elections. These are held on the third year of the current President's mandate, specifically on the second Sunday of March, every four years[a]. These are not mandatory or paid by the Government. Regulation is carried out by the Supreme Electoral Tribunal, being supported by the National Registry of People in the checking of the legitimacy of the process.


  1. ^ In accordance to the amendment to Article 113 of the Honduras Electoral Law (2014).


The origin of the primary elections date back to the early ages of the country. Parties presented their candidates for the Head of State elections, being the first case also the elections for the first Head of State of the nation, that title being given to Dionisio de Herrera by the Constituent Assembly. During his presidency, the Constitution was redacted.[1]

After the primariesEdit

The winners of the primaries are able to participate in the general elections, those being held a year later.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Honduras: Heads of State: 1824-1841". 10 January 2011. Archived from the original on 6 August 2011. Retrieved 14 June 2016.