Comedian hot favorite in Guatemala presidential runoff

A man has his finger inked at a polling station in the Chinautla municipality, 15 km north of Guatemala City, during presidential run-off election, on October 25, 2015Guatemalans voted in a presidential runoff election between a comedian with no political experience and a former first lady, amid outrage over a corruption scandal that felled the ex-president. Jimmy Morales, a comic actor famous for playing a country bumpkin who nearly becomes president, on Sunday headed into the vote with a huge lead — 68 percent to 32 percent for social democrat Sandra Torres, according to the final opinion poll. Morales vowed to continue the fight against corruption as he cast his ballot, dressed in the jersey of the Guatemalan national football team.

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