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Xiomara Castro sworn in as president of Honduras

Tegucigalpa, Jan 27 (Prensa Latina) The president of the National Congress, Luis Redondo, and the Justice of the Peace Karla Romero swore in this capital the elected president of Honduras, Xiomara Castro, of the Libertad y Refundación (Libre) Party.

The former president of the Central American nation Manuel Zelaya (2006-2009) imposed the presidential sash on Castro, as a symbol of the return to democracy, snatched away with the 2009 coup d’état and tarnished in 12 years of nationalist government.

The presidential appointees Salvador Nasralla, of the Salvador Party of Honduras; Doris Gutiérrez, from Innovation and Unity, and Renato Pineda, from Libre promised to “be faithful to the Republic, comply with and enforce the Constitution and the laws”, during the 2022-2026 period.

The ceremony at the National Stadium in Tegucigalpa was attended by, among other personalities, the Vice President of the United States, Kamala Harris; the foreign minister of Mexico, Marcelo Ebrard; the deputy president of Argentina, Cristina Fernández; the former president of Bolivia Evo Morales and the king of Spain, Felipe VI.

Also the vice president of Cuba, Salvador Valdés Mesa; the newly elected president of Chile, Gabriel Boric; the former presidents of Brazil Dilma Rousseff and Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva and of Venezuela, Foreign Minister Félix Plascencia and Vice Foreign Minister Rander Peña.

Since this January 27, the more than one million 700 thousand voters in the general elections of last November 28 await the fulfillment of the electoral promises linked to the fight against corruption, drug trafficking, poverty, unemployment and crime.