Xiomara Castro

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Xiomara Castro
Xiomara Castro on presidential inauguration (cropped).jpg
56th President of Honduras
Assumed office
27 January 2022
Vice PresidentSalvador Nasralla
Preceded byJuan Orlando Hernández
First Lady of Honduras
In role
27 January 2006 – 28 June 2009
PresidentManuel Zelaya
Preceded byAguas Ocaña
Succeeded bySiomara Girón
Personal details
Born
Iris Xiomara Castro Sarmiento

(1959-09-30) 30 September 1959 (age 63)
Santa Bárbara, Honduras
Political partyLiberal Party (until 2011)
Liberty and Refoundation (2011–present)
Spouse(s)
Manuel Zelaya (m. 1976)

Iris Xiomara Castro Sarmiento[1] (Spanish pronunciation: [ˌsi.oˈmaɾa ˈkastɾo]), also known as Xiomara Castro de Zelaya (born 30 September 1959), is a Honduran politician. She is the 56th and current president of Honduras since 2022.[2] She is the country's first female president.[3]

Castro is a member of the Libre Party and represented the party three times in the 2013, 2017 and 2021 Honduran general elections, running as the party's candidate for president of Honduras in 2013 and 2021, and for vice president of Honduras in 2017.

She was the First Lady of Honduras between 2006 and 2009. Catro has been married to former President Manuel Zelaya since 1976.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Elecciones Nacionales de Honduras 28 de Noviembre 2021 – Escrutinio Provisorio". Archived from the original on 28 November 2021. Retrieved 29 November 2021.
  2. "Honduras elects democratic socialist as its first female president, unseating conservative ruling party". The Washington Post. Retrieved 30 November 2021.
  3. Díaz, Bastián (29 November 2021). "Xiomara Castro, la izquierdista que se perfila como la primera mujer Presidenta de Honduras". La Tercera.