In results vacuum, Honduras president and rival claim election win

By Gabriel Stargardter and Gustavo Palencia TEGUCIGALPA, Nov 27 (Reuters) – The U.S.-friendly Honduran president and his strongest rival both claimed victory in the Central American nation’s election amid confusion and increasing tension, with no official results more than eight hours after voting ended. Hernandez, a center-right U.S. ally, declared victory on shortly after an exit poll released by network Televicentro gave him 43.93 percent of Sunday’s vote, with Salvador Nasralla, who leads a broad left-right coalition called the Opposition Alliance Against the Dictatorship, at 34.70 percent. Hours then passed, with…