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Honduras’ ruling party candidate concedes presidential election (Al Jazeera)

Nasry Asfura, the ruling party candidate in the Honduras election, has conceded to his opposition rival, Xiomara Castro, who will become the country’s first female president and the country’s first left-wing leader in 12 years.

Calling Castro “president elect”, National Party contender Nasry Asfura said he visited his opponent at her family home to offer his congratulations for winning Sunday’s vote.

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Honduras set for woman president as leftist Castro storms towards victory (Gustavo Palencia and David Alire Garcia, Reuters)

Honduran presidential candidate Xiomara Castro headed for a landslide win in Sunday’s election, declaring victory as supporters danced outside her offices to celebrate the left’s return to power 12 years after her husband was ousted in a coup.

Honduras set for woman president as leftist Castro storms towards victory | Reuters

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Opposition Leftist Races to Big Lead in Honduras Election Vote Count (Reuters, VoA)

Leftist opposition candidate Xiomara Castro raced to an early lead in the Honduran presidential election on Sunday, partial election results showed, putting her in pole position to become the first female leader of the Central American country.

Opposition Leftist Races to Big Lead in Honduras Election Vote Count (voanews.com)

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Opposition leads after ‘massive’ turnout in Honduras election (Al Jazeera)

Initial results from the presidential election in Honduras showed opposition candidate Xiomara Castro with a clear lead over conservative ruling party contender Nasry Asfura, after both sides claimed victory after the polls closed on Sunday.

With votes from just more than 16 percent of ballot boxes counted, Castro had 53.4 percent support, while Asfura had 34 percent, the national electoral council said.

Opposition leads after ‘massive’ turnout in Honduras election | Elections News | Al Jazeera

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‘Change is possible’: Honduras prepares for critical election (Anna-Cat Brigida, Al Jazeera)

Amid widespread fear of fraud and ensuing social unrest, Hondurans are preparing to vote in a tense presidential election that could end 12 years of rule for the conservative National Party, which has governed since a 2009 coup.

The National Party’s time in office has been marked by corruption, alleged involvement in drug trafficking, and increased militarisation, spurring mass migration to the United States. The coronavirus pandemic and back-to-back hurricanes in November 2020 sunk the country deeper into a sociopolitical crisis.

‘Change is possible’: Honduras prepares for critical election | Elections News | Al Jazeera

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China blasts US ‘bullying’ over Honduras’ Taiwan ties (Al Jazeera)

Ahead of a presidential election in Honduras this weekend, China is accusing the US of “bullying” after Washington reiterated that it wants the small Central American nation to maintain its longstanding diplomatic relations with Taiwan.

China’s Foreign Ministry on Thursday accused the United States of “arm-twisting and bullying behaviour” that will “not will any hearts and minds”.

China blasts US ‘bullying’ over Honduras’ Taiwan ties | Politics News | Al Jazeera