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She will not attend a swearing-in ceremony carried out by a Congress whose President was elected through political treason.
Xiomara Castro announced she will swear as president of Honduras before a judge instead of doing it before Jorge Calix, who was elected as president of Congress on Friday when a betrayal was consummated within the ranks of the future ruling party.
In October 2021, her Freedom and Refounding Party (LIBRE) nominated lawmaker Luis Redondo for the presidency of Congress as part of an agreement with the Saving Honduras Party (PSH). On Friday morning, however, an unprecedented event altered that possibility.
In an act described as a political betrayal, 20 lawmakers from the president-elect's own party allowed the election of Calix as speaker of the Congress with their votes.
"The Honduran people voted in the elections for a true change to eliminate the neoliberal model that prevailed for years in the country. Fanned by the ambition for power, a group has decided to continue the regime of corruption and impunity," Castro condemned, recalling that legislators of the conservative National Party (PN) nominated Calix.
There’s a Judas Iscariot in every story of power unfortunately. Dark powers led by wealthy Honduran oligarchs and the criminal organization of the Partido Nacional are at play behind this betrayal.