TEGUCIGALPA - Honduras's leftist presidential candidate Xiomara Castro on Saturday will call massive street protests over what her campaign termed the theft of the country's presidential vote.
"On Saturday, we are going to summon people to protest. The Libre (Party) and Xiomara (Castro) have been robbed of their victory, and we are going to show it," her husband, ousted ex-president Manuel Zelaya, told Radio and TV Globo.
The country's Supreme Electoral Tribunal has not declared an official winner in Sunday's vote.
But it has said that conservative Juan Orlando Hernandez has an irreversible lead of 34 percent over Castro, at 29 percent, with tallies still incomplete.
"For now, we do not recognize the results" that have been given, Zelaya said, insisting that they had been "manipulated and we are going to prove it."
Castro and her husband allege that the Supreme Electoral Tribunal manipulated 19 percent of the votes to favor Hernandez.
European Union and Organization of American States observers called the voting process transparent and non-problematic.
Castro, who proposes "Honduran-style democratic socialism," wants to rewrite the constitution and "re-found" the country -- a move similar to the one that led to the coup that ousted her husband in 2009.
Zelaya was elected Honduran president as a PL candidate in 2005.
But when he moved to the political left and tried to reform the constitution, the military abruptly deposed him with support from Congress and the Supreme Court.