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9/7/15

The big surprise in the Guatemala elections isn't Jimmy Morales...

..it's that Sandra Torres of UNE has this evening moved into second spot, beating out the fast-fading Manuel Baldizón for the other place in the second round run-off. Here's a screenshot of the La Prensa Libre realtime tracker as of about seven minutes ago:



So it looks like Jimmy Morales (came out of nowhere) to face Sandra Torres to decide the next President of Guatemala. And a stunning collapse from Baldizón, who was a shoo-in for the job a quarter ago with polls even predicting he could win it all in round one (50% + 1 vote). The La Linea scandal has hit him almost as hard as Otto Pérez Molina.