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After Arévalo’s victory, support for Guatemala’s elections grow

Guatemala City, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) While thousands are still celebrating today the triumph of the representative of the Movimiento Semilla party, Bernardo Arévalo, there is a growing support for the public decision expressed at the voting booths in the Sunday runoff elections in Guatemala.

“The citizens demonstrated once more that the voting system works and that democracy is one of the pillars of the nation”, as expressed by the Coordinating Committee of Agricultural, Commercial, Industrial and Financial Associations (Cacif).

The business group expounded its satisfaction on the peaceful environment and participation that distinguished the presidential elections and hopes that a better country will be the priority at all times.

The Guatemalan Exporters Association (Agexport) applauded those who went to the polls in an orderly civic celebration and respect for the democratic election process.

The entity pointed out the work of the electoral and national authorities for ensuring that the voting process was carried out within the framework of the law, and congratulated the winning duo.

The Chamber of Industry deeply thanked the thousands of citizens who voluntarily participated in the Electoral Boards throughout Central America.

Other entities also defended the results, when earlier the candidate of the National Unity of Hope (UNE), Sandra Torres, ruled out pronouncing on her third consecutive defeat in these instances.

The Executive Committee of her group declared through a dispatch “permanent session due to the last events registered with the counting of votes on the electoral day of August 20”.

This Committee assured that it will set “a definitive position when the results are clarified with total transparency, as we have been demanding regarding the use of the Preliminary Electoral Results Transmission System (TREP)”.

The National Unity of Hope filed an injunction against the Supreme Electoral Tribunal within hours of the voting, due to alleged threats and doubts about the introduction of the data in this digital platform, which was accepted by the Constitutional Court.

In his words at the Hotel Las Américas of this capital, upon learning of the victory, Arévalo credited Torres, with whom -he said- he shares different approaches in politics.

“But we guarantee her and her constituents that their rights as citizens will be protected and promoted without any distinction in the government of the new spring,” emphasized the ex-diplomat.

“Today we accept with great humility this victory that the people of Guatemala have given us”, said the academic, sociologist by profession, together with his running mate, Karin Herrera.

Arévalo, who was waited outside the hotel by thousands of supporters shouting “Yes we could” and carrying flags of the country, was congratulated by the presidents of El Salvador, Nayib Bukele, and of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador.


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