Post electoral: presidential and legislative elections in Honduras
On Sunday, November 28, general elections were held in Honduras, where citizens chose the next president and 128 deputies of the National Congress for the period 2022-2026. As expected, the election was polarized between two candidates: Xiomara Castro for the Libertad y Refundación (Libre) party and Nasry Asfura for the ruling Partido Nacional. According to provisional results, Castro remains in the lead with 53.61% of the votes, versus Asfura’s 33.87%. According to the National Electoral Council (CNE, in Spanish), the elections reflected a “historic turnout”, at 68.09%, with both international observers and the Honduran electoral body described proceedings as ‘peaceful’.