US News Today: Xiomara Castro as head of the presidential Honduras

19:45  29 november  2021
19:45  29 november  2021 Source:   rfi.fr

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This Sunday was the day of voting in Honduras, and Monday is the red color that dominates the front pages of the Honduran press: red like the tailor Xiomara Castro, red like the flags of his political party, the left party free, flags that fill the streets of the capital Tegucigalpa. A red to see A of El Heraldo , with a photo of the candidate smiling, crossed a "Xiomara President" - even if the final result is not yet fallen. According to preliminary results, she got more than 53% of the vote, and on Monday, says La Prensa "is still leading the count." La Prensa

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also offers a photo report of these "free hundreds of party supporters who took to the streets after hearing the results given by the National Electoral Council." A crowd largely hidden because of Covid but did not hesitate to pile up - seen in the pictures - even in car trunks bristling with red flags and blue and white flags of Honduras, "for celebrate with shouts of joy the triumph of Xiomara Castro. "

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gathers the Twitter reactions of members of the free party, with the honor that of Manuel Zelaya Rosales, Xiomara Castro husband and former president of Honduras, the victim of a coup in 2009" thank you to you, people! You write history. We will never disappoint you. "

But the other side of the political spectrum last night after the first results, the right-wing party, the National Party, told Prensa , "asked its leaders not to leave the polling stations" convinced that their candidate Nasry Asfura "would eventually win the general election." The first result is that the credits of 34% of the vote, but said the deputy Jorge Zelaya, "when the majority of votes will be counted we will see that it is the National Party who won."

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Yet for El Heraldo , the gap between the two candidates is so important that the games are almost done. Besides Xiomara Castro was declared winner from last night to get out of elections, noted newspaper, showed a significant interest, and which according to observers took place "in the peace and quiet" .

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