Guatemala heads for elections amid political tumult

Guatemala police officers stand guard in front of the Electoral Supreme Court (TSE) in Guatemala City on September 3, 2015Protesters railed against Guatemala’s disgraced ex-president Otto Perez outside his court hearing on corruption allegations Friday, two days before elections that have been upended by his resignation and jailing. Hundreds of protesters outraged over a torrent of scandals that engulfed Perez’s administration gathered outside the Supreme Court as prosecutors continued detailing their case against the fallen president. Many protesters called for the elections to be postponed until sweeping reforms can be implemented, even as candidates wrapped up their final day of campaigning.

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