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Anti-corruption campaigner wins Guatemala presidential election

Bernardo Arevalo, who promised to eradicate systemic corruption, was elected president of Guatemala.

World media reports.

He led Sunday’s runoff with 58% of the vote, compared to 37% for former first lady Sandra Torres. The data were obtained after processing 99% of protocols.

Now the election commission needs a few days to confirm the result.

Arevalo is 64 years old. He is a sociologist and a former diplomat. His party was repeatedly tried to ban.

Arévalo told local television ahead of the vote that political parties in Guatematel are not created to govern, but to steal.

He also states that corruption continues to keep the entire nation in poverty.

The new president believes that “corrupt politicians” are attacking him. He believes his opponents fear his anti-corruption stance.