Xiomara Castro to become first female Honduran president after rival concedes

Honduras ruling party conceded defeat on Tuesday in presidential elections held two days earlier, giving victory to leftist opposition candidate Xiomara Castro and easing fears of another contested vote and violent protests.Tegucigalpa Mayor Nasry Asfura of the National Party said in a statement that he had personally congratulated Castro, despite only about half the voting tallies being counted from Sunday’s election.Castro had 53 per cent of the votes and Asfura 34 per cent, with 52 per cent…

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