This November 28, Honduras held general elections to elect its next president, as well as 128 deputies to Congress, 20 deputies to the Central American Parliament and 298 Municipal Corporations made up of a mayor, a deputy mayor and councilors.
Election day began around 7:00 am, an hour later than planned, so the National Electoral Council (CNE) decided to extend the closing time to 5:00 pm. At approximately 8:30 pm, the counselors of the National Electoral Council (CNE), Kelvin Aguirre, Rixi Moncada and Ana Paola Hall, shared the first preliminary results report, which has been updated as the minutes are scrutinized.
According to the last update, at 11:00 pm, with 36.43% of the minutes scrutinized, Xiomara Castro, from the Libertad y Refundación (LIBRE) party, ranks first with 679,228 votes in his favor (53.46%). After Castro is Nasry Asfura of the National Party with 432,996 votes (34.08%). In third place is Yani Rosenthal of the Liberal Party with more than 116,054 votes (9.13%).
Thank you people! We turned 12 years of tears and pain into joy. The sacrifice of our martyrs was not in vain. We will initiate an era of prosperity of solidarity through dialogue with all sectors, without discrimination and without sectarianism. 🇭🇳 ❤️
– Xiomara Castro de Zelaya (@XiomaraCastroZ) November 29, 2021
Honduras elections 2021: in which departments and municipalities is Xiomara Castro winning?
Honduras has 18 departments, of which, Xiomara Castro is leading in the following:
- Francisco Morazán
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- Bay islands
- Saint Barbara
The candidate Nasry Asfura of the National Party is leading in the department of El Paraíso. It should be noted that no vote abroad has been counted so far. The progress of the scrutiny by department and municipalities can be consulted in the Official portal of the National Electoral Council (CNE).
According to the CNE, of the more than 5 million Hondurans authorized to vote, more than 3,221,000 participated, which represents 62% of the census of qualified citizens, becoming a historical participation.
The CNE has 30 days to release the final results and share the official declaration.