Liberty and Refoundation
|Leader||José Manuel Zelaya Rosales|
|Founded||26 June 2011|
|Split from||Liberal Party of Honduras|
Socialism of the 21st century
|Regional affiliation||Foro de São Paulo|
|Colors||Red and Black|
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Liberty and Refoundation (Spanish: Libertad y Refundación, Libre; libre is also the Spanish word for "free") is a leftist political party in Honduras. Libre was founded in 2011 by the National Popular Resistance Front (FNRP), a leftist coalition of organizations opposed to the 2009 coup.
Xiomara Castro de Zelaya, the wife of former President Manuel Zelaya who was deposed in the 2009 coup, was the presidential candidate of the party in the 2013 presidential election; the latter Zelaya was not allowed to run for a second term under the constitution. Castro took second place in the four-way race, receiving approximately 29% of the vote behind Juan Orlando Hernández's 34%.
At least eighteen Libre pre-candidates, candidates, family members, and campaign leaders were killed between June 2012 and October 2013. Additionally, it is strongly opposed to the neo-liberal economic model and maintains a long-term goal of "establishing an alternative economic system."
|# of overall votes||% of overall vote|
|2017||Salvador Nasralla (with PINU)||1,360,442||41.42%|
|Election year||# of
overall seats won
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