Honduras Chooses Candidates for Landmark Presidential Election

Xiomara Castro de Zelaya, the wife of ousted President Manuel Zelaya, has been nominated as a 2013 Presidential candidate. Photo from El Libertador.

Xiomara Castro de Zelaya, the wife of ousted President Manuel Zelaya, has been nominated as a 2013 Presidential candidate. Photo from El Libertador.

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We know that a lot of our neighbors here in the Mission care about events and politics in Latin America, including the recent shift in the Honduran political landscape.

On Sunday, Hondurans voted for candidates for the 2013 presidential and general elections — the first since 2009, when Porfirio Lobo won a hotly disputed election following a 2008 coup that ousted former president Manuel Zelaya.

Xiomara Castro de Zelaya, the former President Zelaya’s wife, is running uncontested as the candidate for the leftist Libre party, while the ruling National Party elected Juan Orlando Hernandez, a former lawyer and currently president of the country’s National Congress. The Liberal Party elected Mauricio Villeda, the son of the first president to take power after the end of military rule in the 1950s.

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  1. will vindel

    solo falta que esta vieja sombreruda termine de arruinar a mi pais ojala nunca gane

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