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Guatemala: Presidential Couple to Divorce to Allow First Lady's Presidential Bid

Categories: Latin America, Guatemala, Elections, Law, Politics

As previously reported, Guatemalan First Lady Sandra Torres announced her candidacy [1] for president; a bid that violated the constitution which forbids that the president's relatives become president. As a result, the presidential couple will get a divorce, and Mike from Central American Politics [2] argues that their decision “is another example of the weakness of Guatemala's political parties.”