Guatemala vote still too close to call

Guatemalan presidential candidate for the National Front of Convergence (FCN) party, Jimmy Morales, speaks to supporters in Guatemala City on September 7, 2015Guatemala’s presidential vote last weekend is still too close to call, officials said Wednesday, as the country awaits the name of the runner-up to face comedian Jimmy Morales in a runoff. Sunday’s first-round race ended with two candidates virtually tied for second place: former first lady Sandra Torres and millionaire businessman Manuel Baldizon. With 98.92 percent of the ballots counted, Torres, a social democrat, had 19.74 percent of the vote to 19.65 percent for conservative lawyer Baldizon.

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