Wife of Ousted Honduran President Leading in Polls

Manuel Zelaya was removed in a coup in 2009, his party nominated his wife this week for the upcoming presidential election


The wife of former Honduran President Manuel Zelaya leads the Central American nation's presidential poll only days after being announced as her party's candidate.

The Liberty and Reestablishment Party, known as Libre, choose Xiomara Castro to run for president in the upcoming November elections in Honduras. Castro, 53, leads polls with 28 percent support, according to CID-Gallup, which surveyed 1,233 potential voters from May 2 to 8 and has a margin of error of five percentage points.