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Honduras votes, leading leftist bids to end conservatives' 12-year rule

10:15am EST

TEGUCIGALPA Hondurans headed to the polls on Sunday to pick a new president, with leftist candidate Xiomara Castro hoping to oust the right-wing National Party, whose 12-year rule has been beset by graft scandals, chronic unemployment and waves of fleeing migrants.

In Honduras, parties flag fears of fraud ahead of pivotal vote

Nov 27 2021

TEGUCIGALPA Warnings of potential foul play are flying from all sides ahead of Sunday's presidential election in Honduras, raising fears of possible disputes and unrest if leading challenger Xiomara Castro does not win by a clear margin.

Honduran ruling party hopeful Asfura faces uphill climb

Nov 26 2021

TEGUCIGALPA If he is to extend the Honduran conservatives' dozen years in power, Tegucigalpa Mayor Nasry "Tito" Asfura must overcome the unpopularity of the outgoing president, a unified opposition, and a deep economic slump in the Central American nation.

CORRECTED-FACTBOX-Hondurans head to polls: cartels, poverty and China loom

Nov 25 2021

TEGUCIGALPA, Nov 24 Hondurans will head to vote on Sunday in presidential, congressional, and local elections in which the National Party, beset by corruption scandals and accusations of drug trafficking, could lose power for the first time since 2010.

In Sunday's election, Xiomara Castro could end two-party rule in Honduras

Nov 25 2021

TEGUCIGALPA Honduras' presidential front-runner, leftist candidate Xiomara Castro, rose to prominence in politics when her husband, former president Manuel Zelaya, was ousted by a military coup in 2009.

Honduran leftist, teamed with TV host, gains in race to be first woman president

Nov 24 2021

TEGUCIGALPA Leftist Xiomara Castro has a shot at winning an election on Sunday, to become Honduras' first female president and end years of conservative rule marred by graft and ties to drug smugglers.

Rivals for Honduras presidency hold final rallies before vote eyed by Taiwan, China

Nov 22 2021

TEGUCIGALPA(Reuters) -The top two contenders to be the next president of Honduras held boisterous final rallies over the weekend, one week ahead of an election that could end diplomatic support for Taiwan in the Central American country if the leftist candidate wins.

Honduran GDP seen growing at up to 9% this year -central bank president

Nov 05 2021

TEGUCIGALPA, Nov 5 The economy of Honduras will grow between 8% and 9% this year, following a historic 9% contraction in 2020 caused by the pandemic and the destruction of hurricanes Eta and Iota, the president of the Central American nation's central bank said Friday.

Honduran opposition unites behind candidate for president, in major shift

Oct 13 2021

TEGUCIGALPA The top Honduran opposition parties on Wednesday united behind Xiomara Castro as their candidate for a November presidential election, giving the wife of a leftist former president who was ousted in a coup a stronger chance of ousting the ruling party.

Honduran left-wing opposition plans China ties, debt 'readjustment'

Sep 05 2021

TEGUCIGALPA Honduras' main left-wing opposition party, led by ousted former president Manuel Zelaya, said on Sunday that if it wins November's presidential election it will seek to "readjust" the country's debt and establish diplomatic relations with China.

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