The leftist party Freedom and Refoundation (Free) and the social democrat National Opposition Union (UNO), the main parties of the opposition on Honduras, announced a alliance to present a candidacy unique in presidential election, November 28.
Xiomara Castro of Libre, wife of former president Manuel Zelaya, overthrown in a military coup in 2009, and the hitherto candidate of UNO, the television presenter Salvador Nasralla, 68 years old, had 18% of the preferences each, compared to 21% of the official candidate, Nasry Ashura, 63, according to the latest survey by the CID-Gallup consulting firm.
“This is a de facto alliance in which the head of the presidential roster will be Mrs. Xiomara Castro de Zelaya,” explained the UNO campaign coordinator, Pedro Barquero, at a hotel in Tegucigalpa attended by the candidate and Nasralla.
Castro has announced that if he assumes power, he will promote the readjustment of the external and internal debt, of some 13,000 million dollars, he will establish relations with the China continental and will decriminalize abortion in cases of rape, risk to the life of the mother and malformation of the fetus, Reuters reported.
Nasralla was a presidential candidate in the 2017 elections for the coalition Opposition Alliance against the Dictatorship, with the support of Libre, but was defeated by a small difference in votes by Juan Orlando Hernandez, current ruler, in a process in which there were accusations of fraud.
Asfura, a construction businessman backed by Hernández, governs Tegucigalpa with great popularity for the second consecutive term, thanks to the development of highway infrastructure works, but has not yet presented a government plan. Their motto is: “Let’s build Honduras together.”