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Progressive Presidential Candidate Bernardo Arévalo Seeks Change as Guatemala Heads to Polls

HeadlineAug 18, 2023

In Guatemala, voters are heading to the polls Sunday for a highly anticipated presidential election between progressive candidate Bernardo Arévalo and former first lady Sandra Torres. A new poll shows Arévalo of the Semilla party in the lead. Arévalo spoke to the Atlantic Council in July.

Bernardo Arévalo: “What we have seen, after what’s in the streets, is that there is a rekindling of hope, a rekindling of confidence, and that people are actually believing that we can advance and begin to get rid of this corrupt political system that we have been suffering from decades by now.”

Sandra Torres has faced corruption charges and is backed by Guatemala’s business and political elite.

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