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Xiomara Castro is the most voted person in Honduran history |  The most important news and analysis in Latin America |  DW

Xiomara Castro is the most voted person in Honduran history | The most important news and analysis in Latin America | DW

The de facto president-elect of Honduras, Xiomara Castro, became the first ruler of the Central American country to get the most votes for her – 1.4 million – when only 80.66% of the November 28 election records, as happened on Saturday (12.04.2021).

According to the latest update of the National Electoral Council (CNE), Castro – leader of the Libertad y Recoveryación (LIBRE) party – added 1,409,689 votes (50.63%), compared to 999,214 (35.89%) for Nasri Asfoura’s party, the ruling National Party (PN). ). Castro came to the elections at the head of an alliance between LIBRE and the Honduran National Opposition Union (UNOH), made up of two minority parties, only for the presidential formula.

A milestone for Castro among allegations of legislative fraud

Among the other presidents elected since 1981, none of them were able to add even 1.2 million ballot papers, which contrasts with Xiumara Castro’s results, without ending the scrutiny.

Regarding the results of the members of Congress, with 62.20% of the transcripts processed by the CNE, the parties LIBRE, PN, Salvador from Honduras The Liberal Party is the one that gets the largest number of the 128 seats that make up Parliament. Votes are scrutinized between several charges and convictions of “fraud” during the week for candidates from LIBRE, PN and Salvador from Honduras, arguing that they want to remove them so that others can gain access to the legislative power.

The Public Prosecution office has guarded the facilities of the National Electoral Council where all electoral materials are processed, in case of any violent incidents that may arise as a result of these allegations, although so far everything appears to have gone smoothly.

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For its part, the National Electoral Council extended the deadline for challenges due to irregularities in the results of all popularly elected positions. The Public Prosecution Office and the Electoral Court of Justice are investigating complaints about alleged “fraud” reported by some candidates for parliament.

The three members of the National Electoral Council reiterated that all challenges would be addressed and that if it was verified who altered the record and committed other wrongdoing, they would be brought to trial. The National Electoral Council, as of 1:00 p.m. local time (7:00 p.m. GMT), had held 2.89 million ballot papers from 5.18 million people eligible for the eleventh general elections held in Honduras since the return of constitutional order in 1980.

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