the vice president Cristina Kirchner undertook his trip to Honduras to participate in the inauguration of the president Xiomara Castro, which will take place next Thursday, January 27, and which will be his first international activity of the year, which will share the ceremony with his counterpart from the United States, Kamala Harris.His departure from the Aeroparque military base registered a delay of at least three hours, which, official sources attributed to climatic issues, but in reality it was due to the fact that he had to wait for a special authorization for one of the causes that he has open in Justice.
Cristina Kirchner undertook the trip from the metropolitan airport aboard the Tango 04, which was scheduled to make a stopover in Lima, Peru, from there to go to Honduran territory. The start of his itinerary was scheduled for after 10 a.m. and ended up taking off around 1 p.m.
Beyond that, the Argentine delegation is made up of the president of the Foreign Relations Committee, Adolfo Rodriguez Saa, the senator oscar parrilli and the president of the Committee on Foreign Relations of the Chamber of Deputies, Eduardo Valdes. The Minister of Women, Gender and Diversity also traveled, Elizabeth Gomez Alcorta. The act in which CFK will participate will be held in the national state of Tegucigalpa, in the capital city, indicated from those close to Fernández de Kirchner through a press release.
“Finally, my dear companion and friend Xiomara, sooner or later, the people and history always do justice”, Cristina Kirchner told Castro on December 1, when her victory was confirmed, prevailing over Nasry Asfura, of the National Party.
On December 20, the Honduran electoral authority officially proclaimed Castro as president-elect for the period 2022-26, having won the elections on November 28, 2021. The candidate of the left-wing Libertad y Refundación (Libre ) obtained just over 1.7 million votes, equivalent to 51.12% of the valid votes.
Ideologically related to Cristina Kirchner, Xiomara Castro de Zelaya, 62, is the first woman to be elected president in Honduras. He will replace the right-wing leader, John Orlando Hernandez, severely questioned by allegations of drug trafficking in a New York court.
The inauguration next Thursday will be attended by Kamala Harris, who already had a telephone conversation with Castro last month. The US vice president and the next Honduran president then aimed to “deepen the association” between both nations, as well as “work together to promote economic growth, combat corruption and address the root causes of migration.”
The event will take place in the midst of the political crisis that the Caribbean country is going through. This Sunday the Congress appointed two presidents in different ceremonies. Dissident deputies from Castro’s party, Libertad y Refundación (Libre), with the support of right-wing formations, elected Jorge Cálix as president of Congress in a social center.
While simultaneously Free parliamentarians loyal to Castro appointed the deputy of the Salvador Party of Honduras (PSH), Luis Redondo, in the Congress building.
Cálix, accused of being a “traitor” by Castro, nonetheless promised to work for the president-elect’s program. “Our legislative agenda has as a priority to make Xiomara Castro’s government plan a reality”assured the parliamentarian.
Castro had reached an agreement with the Salvador Party of Honduras to vote for Redondo as head of Congress. However, the crisis broke out last Friday when Cálix was sworn in as provisional president, in disobedience to the pact between Libre and the PSH. Faced with this situation, the elected president denounced that the dissidents of her party allied themselves with the PN to prevent her from fulfilling the transformations promised during the campaign.
Analysts warned of a potential coup in the face of political instability in recent hours. Something that Cálix ruled out in his first speech: “As long as I hold the presidency of the first power of the State there will be no coup against the elected president.”