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Guatemala, conservative Giammattei is the new president


He got 59 percent of the vote and beat the former first lady Sandra Torres


12 August 2019 The conservative Alejandro Giammattei won the presidential elections in Guatemala, defeating the former first lady Sandra Torres on the ballot. With 95 percent of the votes cast, Giammattei, according to the Electoral Commission of the country, obtained 59 percent of the votes. For Giammattei, 63, former head of the prison system in Guatemala, it was the fifth attempt for the presidency. Giammattei succeeds the outgoing president Jimmy Morales, who according to the Constitution could not present himself for a new mandate. Torres, candidate of the left, ex-wife of former president Alvaro Colom, obtained 26 percent of the votes. The former first lady is currently under investigation for a case of illegal funding for her election campaign.

Source: rainews

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