Democracy Now! goes to Honduras, the place hundreds took to the streets to have fun the leftist presidential candidate Xiomara Castro’s lead within the polls forward of the right-wing National Party candidate Nasry Asfura.
The historic election noticed a document voter turnout and will sign the tip of the 12-year brutal regime below the conservative National Party, which rose to energy after a coup backed by the U.S. in 2009 overthrew democratically-elected leftist President Manuel Zelaya.
Castro, who’s Zelaya’s spouse, would change into the primary lady to function president of Honduras if her victory is confirmed. “It’s brought hope to the entire country,” says Faridd Sierra, a high-school instructor in Comayagua, Honduras.
Years of corruption and conservative law-making “showed the Honduras people just how cruel the [National] Party was and … they voted in response,” provides Honduran scholar Suyapa Portillo. Castro’s doubtless win “is a testament to bottom-up organizing,” she says.
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