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President-elect Arévalo insists that “no one can stop the will” of the Guatemalan people

His political formation has been in the spotlight of the Guatemalan Public Ministry since the first round of elections passed.

The outgoing government confirms that the transition process will start on September 11.

The president-elect of Guatemala, Bernardo Arévalo, thanked this Monday for the messages of support from the international community and stressed that “no one will be able to stop the will” of the citizens, after winning the elections in the second round and in the midst of the maneuvers of the Prosecutor’s Office to annul his candidacy.

“With appreciation, I thank the Heads of State and Government for their congratulatory messages, their good wishes for the people of Guatemala and the support they have shown us,” said the president-elect of the Latin American country through his profile on the social network X, formerly known as Twitter.

“We are going towards the new spring. No one will be able to stop the will of the Guatemalans,” added the president, from the Seed Movement, which in recent weeks has been in the spotlight of the Public Ministry, which tried to suspend the personality of the political formation and registered its headquarters.

For its part, the outgoing government of Alejandro Giammattei has confirmed that it will begin working with the winner of the elections in the “historic” transition process as of September 11, with a view to Arévalo taking office on January 14, 2024, as indicated by the deadlines.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mario Búcaro, has revealed that Giammattei has discussed this matter with the Observation Mission of the Organization of American States (OAS) and with its secretary, Luis Almagro, whom he has invited to participate as a verifier of this transition process.

Arévalo defeated Sandra Torres, candidate of the National Unity of Hope (UNE), who for now has chosen not to publicly acknowledge her defeat, waiting, according to Guatemalan media, for the decision of the Supreme Court on the amparo that she presented earlier of the elections so that the Supreme Electoral Tribunal could carry out a “faithful” scrutiny of the results.

Torres, who during the campaign tried to sow doubts about the possibility of electoral fraud, obtained 37 percent of the votes, compared to 58 percent for the progressive candidacy of Arévalo.

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