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Guatemala Votes After Violent Pres. Election  
User currently offlineMaverickM11 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 17343 posts, RR: 46
Posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 938 times:

No candidate receives outright win; runoff to follow on November 4. It seems like a day doesn't go by without some politician or someone related to politics being violently murdered in the runup to the election. Hopefully things will cool off after yesterday.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/6986834.stm


E pur si muove -Galileo
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User currently offlineBofredrik From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 921 times:

I hear in swedish news programs that it was a election without violence
and that many people actually did vote.


User currently offlineMaverickM11 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 17343 posts, RR: 46
Reply 2, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 912 times:

Quoting Bofredrik (Reply 1):
I hear in swedish news programs that it was a election without violence

Maybe the actual election but the period leading up to it was very violent, particularly if you were in any way related to any of the candidates.



E pur si muove -Galileo
User currently offlineLTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 50
Reply 3, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 905 times:

I hope for the sake of Guatemala that they didn't vote for any of those radical nationalist populists allied with Chávez and Castro.

User currently offlineCarmenlu15 From Guatemala, joined Dec 2004, 4756 posts, RR: 31
Reply 4, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 891 times:

Quoting MaverickM11 (Reply 2):
Maybe the actual election but the period leading up to it was very violent, particularly if you were in any way related to any of the candidates.

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The election itself was quite peaceful... hopefully it will stay that way until the second round.

Quoting LTU932 (Reply 3):
I hope for the sake of Guatemala that they didn't vote for any of those radical nationalist populists allied with Chávez and Castro.

While I'm not fond of either of the candidates and I'm afraid we'll be royally screwed up for the next 4 years no matter which one is elected  Yeah sure, thankfully neither of them is a leftist. In fact, none of the candidates de izquierda reached a significant amount of votes.



What do I know, I'm just an 'immature troublemaker with only a passing interest in aviation' (or so they say)
User currently offlineLTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 50
Reply 5, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 887 times:

Quoting Carmenlu15 (Reply 4):
thankfully neither of them is a leftist. In fact, none of the candidates de izquierda reached a significant amount of votes

That's a good sign. Last year, the elections were a mess because it was too close to call a winner and the votes had to be manually recounted before a winner could be declared. Had that leftist-populist idiot Ottón Solís won, we wouldn't be discussing the referendum on CAFTA here in Costa Rica at all, because Solís is one of those who supports unions and radical groups of farmers and students against CAFTA, even though this country NEEDS CAFTA.


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