Opposition leftist claims election win in Honduras, on track to be first woman president

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By David Alire Garcia and Gustavo Palencia TEGUCIGALPA (Reuters) -Leftist opposition candidate Xiomara Castro declared victory in Sunday’s Honduran presidential election, with early results giving her a commanding lead and putting her on track to become the first female leader of the Central American country. With 40% of votes counted, Castro, the wife of former President Manuel Zelaya, had 53.5%, while Nasry Asfura, candidate of the ruling National Party had 34%, preliminary results from the national electoral council showed. Castro, 62, was competing in a field of more than a dozen candidate…

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