Guatemalan attorney general, businesses join call for president's resignation

August 27, 2015 7:01 PM

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GUATEMALA CITY (AP) – Pressure grew Thursday on Guatemalan President Otto Pérez Molina to resign as business and government offices closed, protesters prepared to march, and the attorney general's office urged him to step down "to prevent ungovernability that could destabilize the nation."

The government comptrollers' office also issued a statement saying Pérez Molina, whose government has been shaken by corruption scandals, should resign "to avoid greater social unrest that could have unpredictable consequences."

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