Honduras: Political structure

Content Type
Country Data and Maps
Institution
Economist Intelligence Unit
Abstract
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Topic
Politics, Summary, Political structure
Political Geography
Honduras

Official name

Republic of Honduras

Form of state

Unitary republic

The executive

President, elected for a four-year term

National legislature

National Congress of 128 seats, comprising one member and one substitute member elected for every 35,000 people or fraction over 15,000

Legal system

US-style Supreme Court system

National elections

Next elections due November 2021 (legislative and presidential)

National government

Juan Orlando Hernández took office on January 27th 2018 for a second term, following his victory in the November 2017 election

Main political organisations

Government: Partido Nacional (PN)

Opposition: Partido Liberal (PL); Partido Libertad y Refundación (Libre); Partido Anticorrupción (PAC); Partido de Innovación Nacional y Unidad-Social Demócrata (PINU SD); Partido Demócrata Cristiano de Honduras (PDCH); Partido Unificación Democrática (PUD)

Key ministers

President: Juan Orlando Hernández

Vice-president: Ricardo Álvarez

Agriculture: Mauricio Guevara Pinto

Defence: Fredy Díaz Zelaya

Economic development: Arnaldo Castillo

Education: Arnaldo Bueso

Finance: Isabel Rocío Tábora

Foreign affairs: Lisandro Rosales Banegas

Health: Alba Consuelo Flores

Human rights: (vacant)

Infrastructure & public services: Roberto Pineda

Interior, justice & decentralisation: Leonel Ayala

Labour & social security: Carlos Alberto Madero Erazo

Natural resources & environment: José Antonio Galdames

Presidency: Ricardo Cardona

Public security: Julián Pacheco Tinoco

Social development & inclusion: Reinaldo Sánchez

General co-ordinator

Jorge Ramón Hernández

National Congress president

Mauricio Oliva (PN)

Central bank president

Wilfredo Cerrato

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