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Honduras ruling party accepts election defeat

Xiomara Castro, presidential candidate of the Liberty and Refoundation Party (LIBRE).   | Photo Credit: Reuters

Honduras’s leftist presidential candidate Xiomara Castro was headed for election victory on Tuesday — making history as the first woman to govern the Central American nation — with her rival from the ruling rightwing National Party conceding defeat.

With just over 52% of votes counted, former First Lady Ms. Castro, from the Liberty and Refoundation party, led with 53.49% compared with 33.98% for her nearest challenger, the conservative Nasry Asfura.


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