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Left-wing spouse of ousted Honduran chief wins presidential election

Left-wing wife of ousted Honduran leader wins presidential election

Xiomara Castro, the spouse of ousted former Honduran President Manuel Zelaya, was pronounced the winner of Honduras’ presidential election on Tuesday after rival Nasry Asfura conceded defeat.

Asfura conceded the election after 52% of the counted votes confirmed Castro had a transparent majority of 53% over Asfura’s 34% and he publicly congratulated her victory, saying, “I hope that God illuminates and guides her in order that her administration does the most effective for the good thing about all of us Hondurans, to attain growth and the needs for democracy.”

US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken additionally congratulated Castro for changing into Honduras’ first feminine president and mentioned the US was wanting ahead to working along with her authorities.

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“We congratulate Hondurans for the excessive voter turnout, peaceable participation, and energetic civil society engagement that marked this election, signaling a permanent dedication to the democratic course of,” Blinken declared.

Castro beforehand served as Honduras’ First Girl between 2006 and 2009, up till her husband Manuel Zelaya was ousted in a navy coup. Zelaya claimed the US was behind the coup and attributed it to his signing of Hugo Chavez’s Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA).

“The US warned me: For those who signal the Bolivarian Various to the Americas (ALBA), you’re going to have issues with the US. I signed it, and 6 months later, I had issues,” he informed RT America in 2019, including, “If you give them competitors within the free market, they cease being capitalist. They grow to be retrograde, authoritarian, and so they play coups, wars, invasions.”