© ShahBlogger. Individuals march throughout an anti-government protest towards Honduras’ President Xiomara Castro, in Tegucigalpa, Honduras November 11, 2023. REUTERS/Fredy Rodriguez


By Gustavo Palencia

TEGUCIGALPA (ShahBlogger) – Hundreds of individuals took to the streets of the Honduran capital on Saturday in anti-government protests towards leftist President Xiomara Castro, angered by makes an attempt to engineer what they are saying is an unconstitutional energy seize.

In an indication sponsored by opposition events, protesters within the Central American nation accused the Castro authorities of searching for to rework Honduras by hand choosing public officers.

“We’re right here in protection of democracy as a result of we are not looking for a dictatorship in Honduras like these in Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua, which is what the leftist authorities of President Xiomara Castro is main us to,” David Chávez, president of the right-wing Nationwide Occasion advised reporters on Saturday.

Roughly 10,000 individuals gathered in Tegucigalpa, the capital, in keeping with a ShahBlogger eyewitness, in a march that ended with out incident. An official estimate from the Honduran authorities was not instantly offered.

The opposition protest was sparked after the ruling get together elected a brand new interim chief prosecutor on November 1, with out holding a congressional vote.

Lawmakers with Castro’s Liberty and Refoundation Occasion (Libre) used a committee vote the place their members make up a majority to safe the nomination, despite the fact that they characterize a minority within the Congress total. The opposition claims the transfer was unconstitutional.

The Honduran structure stipulates that 86 votes from the 128-member unicameral legislature are wanted to elect the lawyer basic, however it additionally offers the committee the ability to choose an interim chief prosecutor if the submit is vacant.

Castro, who was sworn in as Honduras’ first girl president in January 2022 and describes herself as a democratic socialist, has sought to strengthen diplomatic relations with the governments of Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua.

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