The Guatemalan Electoral Court announced that the leader of the National Hope Party (UNE) Sandra Torres, who received the most votes in the first round, and the left-wing Bernardo Arevalo de Leon will compete for the presidency on August 20.
The court, which decided to postpone the official results on 1 July due to the objections of the political parties, stated that the election calendar will continue as planned.
Torres won 15.86 percent of the vote, and Arevalo de Leon got 11.77 percent of the votes, making it to the second round among 22 candidates.
Contrary to expectations, Manuel Conde, the candidate of the ruling party supported by the country’s current President Alejandro Giammattei, was eliminated in the first election.
In Guatemala, which has a population of 9.3 million, more than 8 million voters went to the polls yesterday to elect the president as well as the vice president, 160 deputies to Congress, 20 deputies to the Central American Parliament and 340 mayors.