Castro officially declared president-elect of Honduras

The national electoral body of Honduras on Monday officially declared Xiomara Castro as the president-elect ahead of her inauguration next month as the country's first woman leader.

Leftist Castro, 62, received more than 51 percent of the November 28 vote, beating right-wing candidate Nasry Asfura who polled at just under 37 percent.

Castro, from the Libre Party, will serve as president from January 27, 2022, on a four-year term.

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