In Honduras Presidential Race, Leftist Candidate Has Big Lead

Lavern Vogel

The wife of a former leftist president deposed by the military 12 years ago appeared headed for a comfortable victory in presidential elections in Honduras.

With just over half the ballots counted Monday, Xiomara Castro de Zelaya had 54% of the vote, a 20-percentage point lead over her main rival, Nasry Asfura, the ruling National Party’s candidate, who had 34%.

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