Guatemala City (AP) - The conservative politician Alejandro Giammattei is the new president of Guatemala. After counting more than 95 percent of the votes cast in the runoff election, the former head of the prison administration was with about 59 percent clearly ahead of the former president's wife Sandra Torres. Representatives of Torres' Social Democratic Party (UNE) confessed to their defeat. Giammattei will therefore assume the post of Head of State and Government for four years next January as successor to Jimmy Morales. The constitution does not allow re-election.
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