Guatemalans will elect a new leader on Sunday in the Central American nation’s final round of presidential elections.
A poll by a leading Guatemalan newspaper, Prensa Libre, puts television comedian, Jimmy Morales, ahead of the other contender by more than 35 percentage points. The 46-year-old candidate of the National Convergence Front has never held elected office. He elected, he said he plans to fight government corruption by establishing accountability.
The other contender is former first lady and center-left candidate, Sandra Torres. She’s widely seen as representing Guatemala’s old political guard. If she wins, she would become Guatemala’s first female president.
In the second and final round of voting, observers expect a low voter turnout.
CCTV America’s Franc Contreras reports from Guatemala City.