Conservative candidate Alejandro Giammattei elected Guatemalan president

Posted August 13, 2019 8:10 pm by Editor

Conservative candidate Alejandro Giammattei elected Guatemalan president

Guatemala City, Guatemala, Aug 13, 2019 / 04:18 pm (CNA).- Alejandro Giammattei of the center-right Vamos party was elected president of Guatemala Sunday.

Giammattei, 63, won the Aug. 11 run-off election with 59% of the votes, to the 41% received by Sandra Torres, the candidate of the National Unity of Hope party (UNE) and former first lady.

During his campaign Giammattei pledged he would defend unborn life, and marriage as a union of one man and one woman.

Torres is also opposed to abortion and same-sex marriage, the AFP has reported.

Giammattei ran for president three previous times,  is a doctor, and uses crutches

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