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Arevalo's victory will be confirmed in the next hours with the rest of the vote count.
The presidential candidate of the Seed Movement, Bernardo Arévalo, is the virtual winner in the second round of presidential elections this Sunday with more than 20 percentage points over his rival, Sandra Torres.
The tweet reads, "I congratulate Guatemalans for holding Elections Guatemala 2023 in peace, with few isolated incidents. I also congratulate Bernardo Arévalo de Leon and extend an invitation to him to begin the transition in an orderly manner, the day after the results are officially announced."
Thus, Arevalo would be the next Guatemalan president for the period 2024-2028. He would be the first progressive leftist president in the South American country. His victory will be confirmed in the next hours with the rest of the vote count.
Torres, on the other hand, would lose his third consecutive runoff, after losing to Jimmy Morales and Alejandro Giammattei, in 2015 and 2019, respectively.
Previously, the national electoral authorities reported an election day without major incidents. However, two homemade devices exploded in two polling centers in the outskirts of Guatemala City. No injuries or deaths were reported.