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Thousands march in Honduras amid election row

Monday, December 2, 2013

Thousands of people marched peacefully through the capital of Honduras on Sunday in support of the opposition presidential candidate Xiomara Castro and her claim that last weekend's election was fraudulent.

The court said that with 99 percent of ballots counted, conservative candidate Juan Orlando Hernández had 37 percent and Castro was second with 29 percent.

Both Castro and her husband, the former president Manuel Zelaya, who was ousted by a coup in 2009, led the protest march from a pickup truck carrying the body of a militant of their Libre party, who was shot dead hours before the demonstration began.

Source: The Guardian