Dec 1, 2021

Xiomara Castro: Honduras votes in first female president

Honduras looks set to elect its first female president, Xiomara Castro, after the ruling party conceded defeat. Ms Castro, the candidate for the left-wing Libre Party, has a preliminary lead of almost 20 percentage points over her rival. Tuesday's concession of defeat by the governing party came two days after Ms Castro surged ahead in preliminary results. In the days leading up to the vote, it was abundantly clear that the National Party would struggle to hold onto power. The decision of the National Party to recognise their defeat - and avoid the violent scenes of four years ago - will also have been widely welcomed.

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