The ruling party candidate Nasry Asfura visits Xiomara Castro at her home to personally congratulate her and the US salutes her “historic victory.”
The candidate of the ruling National Party of Honduras, Nasry Asfura, has accepted this Tuesday his defeat in the presidential elections that continues to lead the candidate of the Partido Libertad y Refundación, Xiomara Castro, at 52.57% scrutinized. Asfura has sent his public congratulations to Castro for his “triumph” through a video and despite the fact that the scrutiny of the elections has not yet concluded, but while the leftist candidate is already the winner, reports the Honduran media ‘La Press’. Likewise, the candidate has reported that he has gone “personally” to Castro’s house to express his congratulations, a visit in which, he has assured, he has been able to meet with the candidate and her entire family.
The candidate of the Honduran ruling party has wished the candidate his “wish” that “God enlighten her and guide her so that in her Administration she does the best for the benefit of all Hondurans, to achieve that development and the yearnings for democracy.” . “As a Honduran, a man of belief and principles, who love my country, I ask all Hondurans to let’s strengthen democracy and peace for the benefit of this great family called Honduras “, Asfura has claimed. Under this demand, he has assured his respect for the” will of the people expressed at the polls “in the general elections on Sunday, a day in which, he stressed , “there was a demonstration of civility.”
For her part, the still candidate Castro has celebrated through a message on her Twitter profile that Asfura has recognized the “victory” of her alliance and her “triumph” as president-elect of the Central American country. “Thank you! People, I will not fail you! With my promises we will return to democratic order,” he asserted in a publication accompanied by a photograph of his meeting with Asfura at his home.
Previously, the secretary of the Central Committee of the National Party, Kilvett Bertrand, has accepted this Tuesday in statements to Radio America that his party had not been elected “at the head of the Government.” “With our heads forward and upright, now from the opposition we are going to take care of democracy. The National Party will be the guarantor that there are no abuses of power from now on,” he added. In addition, the formation has issued a statement in which they have reiterated that will carry out a “constructive opposition, of progress, aimed at moving the whole country forward. “
Xiomara Castro leads the votes with 53.41% of them at 52.57%, while Asfura remains with 34.08%, according to the latest update of the data from the Honduran National Electoral Council (CNE), according to data from 6:00 p.m. this Tuesday.
USA congratulates Castro
Thus, the Secretary of State of the United States, Antony Blinken, has already sent his congratulations to Castro for his “historic victory as the first female president of Honduras.” “We look forward to working with the next government of Honduras. We congratulate Hondurans for the high electoral turnout, peaceful participation, and active engagement of civil society that marked this election, which demonstrates a lasting commitment to the democratic process,” he added. in a statement released by the State Department.
The head of US diplomacy has stressed that the North American and Central American countries enjoy a “lasting relationship” based on shared values, trade, culture and family ties, as well as guaranteeing that Washington “will continue to support Honduras in strengthening their democratic institutions, the promotion of economic growth and the fight against corruption and transnational crime “.