Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez said today that he accepts to be a candidate from the Partido Nacional for one more period, looking forward for the reelection.
Hernandez ends his government on january 27th 2018, however, he will seek for stay in the govermente until 2022.
Honduran laws have been regulated to allow presidential reelection, which since 1982 when it signed the current constitution had not been possible.
In that sense, other former presidents alive like Roberto Suazo (Partido Liberal), Carlos Flores Facusse (Partido Liberal), Ricardo Maduro (Partido Nacional), Humberto Michelletti (Partido Liberal), Porfirio "Pepe" Lobo (Partido Nacional) and Manuel "Mel" Zelaya (Partido Liberal) could choose to participate in the electoral contest that will take place on 2017.
Former president Rafael Callejas is excluded because he is being triled in the United States for the FIFAGATE.
However, former President Zelaya was asked if it was his intention to return to the government through the Partido Libertad y Refundación (Libre) and denied the possibility, given that on friday the 11th his wife Xiomara Castro will register as the official candidate of this party.
"If the laws already allow, what can we do? Only show at the polls the unpopularity of President Juan Orlando Hernández, he will not win because people know of his discredit," Zelaya said.