Madrid, November 27 (RHC), – The Spanish left-wing coalition, Izquierda Unida, joined the widespread accusations of fraud in Honduras' presidential elections, alleging a plot to prevent the victory of opposition candidate Xiomara Castro.
In a press release, the Human Rights and International Solidarity director of Izquierda Unida, Francisco Pérez said the accusation was based on separate reports from independent international observers who participated in the elections.
“Vote rigging was committed to prevent Castro from gaining power with her popular, left and anti-oligarchic program”, Perez stated, accusing the conservative government of Mariano Rajoy of legitimizing the fraudulent vote.
In a statement, Rajoy's right-wing Popular Party government congratulated the conservative National Party of Honduras and its candidate, Juan Orlando Hernandez, for his alleged victory at the polls.
The main Honduran opposition groups, including the Libre and Anti-Corruption parties, have rejected the election results, claiming there were irregularities in the counting of ballots.
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