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Anti-corruption candidate Bernardo Arévalo wins Guatemala's presidential election

Posted on AllSides August 20th, 2023
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With more than 95% of the ballots counted, anti-corruption candidate Bernardo Arévalo, from the progressive Movimiento Semilla party, appeared to have won Guatemala’s presidential election on Sunday, beating former first lady Sandra Torres by 59.1% to 36.1% votes cast, according to official data from the Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE). It is a stunning turnaround for the former diplomat who reinvigorated a race that has been plagued by fears of democratic backsliding after the state disqualified opposition candidates who spoke out against corruption – drawing concerns from rights groups and Western...

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