The president-elect of Honduras decides not to use state funds for her proclamation and her party asks for donations

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La presidenta electa de Honduras decide no usar fondos del Estado para su proclamación y su partido pide donaciones

Xiomara Castro, president-elect of Honduras, has decided not to use state resources to finance the act of transfer of power, which will take place on January 27, so her political organization, the Partido Libertad y Refundación, requested this Wednesday donations to the citizenship.

To that end, the force that brought her to power as the first woman to assume the Presidency in the country’s history opened a bank account to receive the “solidarity contributions” that will make the event possible, which will be attended by authorities from various countries.

The Partido Libertad y Refundación formed a commission that seeks to “organize in detail” the ceremony, which will be held at the National Stadium of Honduras, located in the capital, Tegucigalpa.

As stated to The Press Congressman Jari Dixon, Castro has stated that he does not want to use state funds to finance this transfer. In addition, he assured that they will try to “avoid” that the money used “come from wrong sources”.

Dixon specified to a group of journalists that the characteristics of the event will correspond to “the resources that can be obtained from these donations.”

Xiomara Castro, of the center-left and partner of former president Manuel Zelaya, ousted in a coup in 2009, won the elections with more than 51% of the votes and thus ended a 12-year hegemony of the National Party.

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