Iris Xiomara Castro Sarmiento (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. She is the country's first female president.
|56th President of Honduras|
|Assumed office |
27 January 2022
|Vice President||Salvador Nasralla|
|Preceded by||Juan Orlando Hernández|
|First Lady of Honduras|
27 January 2006 – 28 June 2009
|Preceded by||Aguas Ocaña|
|Succeeded by||Siomara Girón|
Iris Xiomara Castro Sarmiento
30 September 1959
Santa Bárbara, Honduras
|Political party||Liberal Party (until 2011)|
Liberty and Refoundation (2011–present)
Manuel Zelaya (m. 1976)
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.
- "Elecciones Nacionales de Honduras 28 de Noviembre 2021 – Escrutinio Provisorio". Archived from the original on 28 November 2021. Retrieved 29 November 2021.
- "Honduras elects democratic socialist as its first female president, unseating conservative ruling party". The Washington Post. Retrieved 30 November 2021.
- Díaz, Bastián (29 November 2021). "Xiomara Castro, la izquierdista que se perfila como la primera mujer Presidenta de Honduras". La Tercera.