Guatemala: Jimmy Morales Declared President-Elect


Guatemala’s Supreme electoral tribunal (TSE) officially declared Jimmy Morales and Jafeth Cabrera as Guatemala’s President and Vice-President elect, respectively.

In a news conference, the TSE head Rudy Pineda cited the 455-2015 government accord that recognizes the victory in the October 25 presidential runoff of the candidates of the Frente de Convergencia Nacional (FCN-Nación).

Morales and Cabrera obtained a total of 2,751,058 votes, equivalent to 67.44%. Confirming the absence of any pending annulment requests, the accord declares the validity of the vote that marked the defeat at the polls of the former first lady Sandra Torres of the Unidad Nacional de la Esperanza (UNE).

Morales and Cabrera will take office for a four-year term in office on 16 January 2016. They will be consigned their credentials in a public ceremony in the next days.


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