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Conservative Giammattei wins presidential elections in Guatemala

2019-08-12T03:54:58.876Z

Alejandro Giammattei won the presidential elections in Guatemala on Sunday (local time). The electoral council has declared the conservative Giammattei the winner. He received around 60 percent of the votes.



Alejandro Giammattei won the presidential elections in Guatemala on Sunday (local time). The electoral council has declared the conservative Giammattei the winner. He received around 60 percent of the votes.

Giammatei participated in the presidential elections for the fourth time. He faced the center-left candidate and former first lady Sandra Torres.

"It was not easy, but it was successful. It is an enormous honor that I can become president of this country that I love so much," said Giammattei, who is taking part in the elections for the fourth time. "We are going to rebuild Guatemala."

The new president of Guatemala is under considerable pressure immediately. Pastor Jimmy Morales has recently adopted an unpopular measure that makes it easier for people from Honduras and El Salvador to apply for asylum.

The American president Donald Trump had therefore requested that the asylum seekers do not move further to the United States.

In addition, 60 percent of the people of Guatemala live below the poverty line

Source: nunl

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