Castro to call mass protests over Honduras vote ‘theft’

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Honduran presidential candidate for the Libertad y Refundacion Party (LIBRE), Xiomara Castro, speaks on her mobile phone as she arrives to deliver a press conference in Tegucigalpa, on November 27, 2013Honduras's leftist presidential candidate Xiomara Castro will call massive street protests over what her campaign slammed as the theft of the country's presidential vote. The Libre (Party) and Xiomara (Castro) have been robbed of their victory, and we are going to show it," her husband, ousted ex-president Manuel Zelaya, told Radio and TV Globo. The country's Supreme Electoral Tribunal has not declared an official winner in Sunday's vote. But it has indicated that conservative Juan Orlando Hernandez has an irreversible lead of 35.88 percent over Castro, at 29.14 percent, with 81.5 percent of the polling stations reporting.