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  Honduras parties elect candidates for 2013 elections
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Last EditedPicimpalious  Nov 19, 2012 08:56am
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AuthorBBC News
News DateMonday, November 19, 2012 02:55:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionPrimary elections have been held in Honduras, with three political parties choosing their candidates for next year's general and presidential polls.

Xiomara Castro, wife of ousted former President Manuel Zelaya, was elected unopposed as the presidential candidate for the Libre party.

Mr Zelaya, who returned from exile in 2011, is seeking a seat in Congress.

Honduras, one of the poorest nations in the region, has the world's highest murder rate - 92 per 100,000 people.

Sunday's primaries were held to select candidates for the presidency and vice presidency, as well as for Congress and municipal posts.

Results indicated that Mauricio Villeda was the Liberal Party's choice, while Juan Orlando Hernandez was set to be the National Party's candidate in the 2013 November election.

Ms Castro will be the candidate of the Liberty and Refoundation Party, also known as Libre.
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