Alejandro Giammattei elected president of Guatemala

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August 12, 2019

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Alejandro Giammattei elected president of Guatemala

Conservative candidate and ex-prison chief Alejandro Giammattei (Agencies)

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GUATEMALA CITY: Conservative candidate and ex-prison chief Alejandro Giammattei has won the presidency of Guatemala, BBC reported.

Preliminary results show he took 59% of the vote, while his center-left opponent Sandra Torres won 41%.

Ex-first lady Torres, who won the first round in June, was running for the third time, while Giammattei was making his fourth attempt.

Shortly before being elected, Giammattei said he wanted to change a controversial US migration deal.

He has been elected for a single four-year term, replacing outgoing President Jimmy Morales.

“It will be an immense honor to be president of this country that I love so much,” said Giammattei.

(Agencies)

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