- Some police units have refused to follow orders in enforcing a government-imposed curfew, potentially reducing the government’s capacity to enforce security.
- Supply chain disruptions and cargo transit delays are likely to be resolved before the end of the year.
- Protracted opposition-led challenges of voting tallies, including recounts and legal processes, likely to limit the new government’s operational capacities.
On 4 December, Honduras’s Supreme Electoral Tribunal announced that incumbent President Juan Orlando Hernández had received 1.59% more voting share than his opposition challenger Salvador Nasralla in a presidential contest held eight days earlier on 26 November 2017.
The close presidential election result and allegations of fraud from the opposition have sparked violent protests; this has been compounded by the slow release of final results.