Rigoberta Menchu ​​is the president of Guatemala

Rigoberta Menchu ​​is the president of Guatemala

Guatemala City : Guatemala | Jul 29, 2011 at 6:26 AM PDT
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The Nobel Peace Prize filed its registration as a presidential candidate for the Frente Amplio coalition in September

The Register Citizen on Thursday signed the Nobel Peace Prize, Rigoberta Menchu ​​Tum, presidential candidate for the Frente Amplio coalition for the elections on September 11.

Angel Kennel, husband of the Quiche-origin policy, told the AP the formal registration, but as of today opens a period of three days in which election officials may receive challenges from other parties regarding the application .

Together with the deputy postulated Menchú Anibal Garcia as vice president.

The Broad Front is composed of the indigenous party Winaq, Quiché word meaning "whole human being," the Guatemalan National Revolutionary Unity (URNG), the party formed at the end of armed conflict by the four guerrilla organizations and the Alliance New Nation brings together leftist activists.

The Nobel proposes an economic model of welfare "to include equity, poverty reduction and attention to human beings" that will by promoting an Integrated Rural Development Act and Food and Nutrition Security Act, said in his speeches presidential.

Over 80% of Guatemala's population lives in poverty or extreme poverty, which causes serious nutritional problems for the population, according to international organizations.

It also calls for supporting the culture and languages ​​of indigenous peoples.

It is the second time that Menchu ​​is running for the presidency.

Menchu ​​won the Nobel Peace Prize after an international campaign to denounce the death of his father in the burning of the Embassy of Spain in Guatemala in 1980 and the massacres and repression endured by indigenous peoples in the midst of armed conflict 36-year internal and completed in 1996 left more than 200 000 dead or missing.

Menchú competes with six other candidates who were formally registered by the Supreme Electoral Tribunal.

Abdel Fattah Hussein is based in Cairo, Kairo, Egypt, and is a Reporter on Allvoices.
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