Graft-weary Guatemalans to choose new president

September 6, 2015 11:33 AM

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Guatemalans are set to vote on Sunday in a general election amid disgust at rampant corruption that felled the president and after an otherwise peaceful campaign took a deadly turn with clashes in a small town.

Polling stations open at 7:00 am (1300 GMT) across the impoverished Central American nation of some 15.8 million people, who are expected to turn out in lower-than-usual numbers amid vast political dissatisfaction.

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