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What Will and Won't Change Under Honduras’s New President

MIN READDec 1, 2021 | 22:47 GMT

Honduran presidential candidate Xiomara Castro (third from right) speaks at a press conference on Nov. 28, 2021, in Tegucigalpa, Honduras.

Honduran presidential candidate Xiomara Castro (third from right) speaks at a press conference on Nov. 28, 2021, in Tegucigalpa, Honduras.

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While she’ll likely struggle to pass domestic reforms, Honduras’s new president could significantly alter the country’s international policy, potentially switching diplomatic relations from Taiwan to China. Former first lady Xiomara Castro from the leftist Freedom and Refoundation Party (Libre) is set to become Honduras’s next president after opposition candidate Nasry Asfura from the right-wing National Party conceded defeat in the country’s recent presidential election. Castro will take office on Jan. 27, assuming Honduras's electoral authority officially declares her president, which is highly expected. ...

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