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BREAKING: Conservative Giammattei Wins Guatemala Presidential Election

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7Dnews London - AFP

Mon, 12 Aug 2019 03:13 GMT

Conservative candidate Alejandro Giammattei declared victory in Sunday's August 11th run-off presidential election in Guatemala, holding a major lead with the results from more than 90% of polling stations counted, AFP reported.

Giammattei had almost 60% of the vote to former first lady and social democrat Sandra Torres's 40% in their bid to succeed corruption-tainted Jimmy Morales.

"The aim is fulfilled," said Giammattei.

The central American country's next president will be under pressure from the United States to implement a controversial migration pact that would allow Washington to send most Honduran and Salvadoran asylum seekers who passed through Guatemala back to the poor country.


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