Guatemala elects right-wing president Alejandro Giammattei who pledged to build ‘economic wall’ to stop people leaving

Conservative Alejandro Giammattei swept aside his centre-left rival in Guatemala’s presidential election on Sunday, and now inherits an unpopular migration deal agreed under duress with the Trump administration that could severely test his country.With preliminary results from more than 95 per cent of the polling stations counted, the electoral tribunal declared Giammattei the winner with almost 59 per cent of the vote, ahead of his centre-left rival, former first lady Sandra Torres, back on 41…

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