Comedian Jimmy Morales Wins Guatemala's Presidential Election

October 26, 2015 5:15 AM

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Comedian Jimmy Morales Wins Guatemala's Presidential Election

GUATEMALA CITY — A former TV comedian who has never held office swept to power in Guatemala's presidential election on Sunday after milking public anger over a corruption scandal that deepened distrust of the country's political establishment.

Jimmy Morales, 46, overwhelmingly beat center-left rival and former first lady Sandra Torres in a run-off vote despite his lack of government experience and some policy ideas that strike many as eccentric.

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