Ex-general Perez Molina wins Guatemala elections
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Ex-general Perez Molina wins Guatemala elections

Guatemala City : Guatemala | Nov 07, 2011 at 4:43 AM PST
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There will be a second round of elections in Guatemala

Otto Perez Molina, Former army general has won Guatemala's presidential election on Sunday. He greets supporters celebrating his election victory in Guatemala City on Nov. 7.

He said in local radio, “I thank all Guatemalans who trusted in me.”

Perez had 54.5% of votes with results counted from 96% of polling stations, while his rival his rival, Manuel Baldizon, had 45.5%, According to electoral officials. Guatemalans have once again elected as their new leader the presidential candidate who lost the previous election, something they have done since democracy returned to the Central American country in 1986.

Perez 61, is the first former military figure to rule since the civil war ended in the 1990s.

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Otto Perez Molina holds a commanding lead in opinion polls for Guatemala's presidency
Otto Perez Molina holds a commanding lead in opinion polls for Guatemala's presidency
Surya Gaire is based in Kathmandu, Kathmandu, Nepal, and is a Reporter for Allvoices.
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