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Monday, November 10, 2003  

The election in Guatemala is heartening: even in situations as corrupt as that one, the voters have had their say. Not that the situations are (even roughly) equivalent, but American voters should take some heart in this--it is possible to make change when you work together.

A pro-business former mayor of the capital was leading Guatemala's presidential elections, while an ex-dictator accused of human rights abuses was trailing in third place, according to preliminary results released Monday.

With 20 percent of the vote counted, former Guatemala City Mayor Oscar Berger had 47.6 percent of the vote compared with 26.4 percent for center-left candidate Alvaro Colom and 11.2 percent for retired Gen. Efrain Rios Montt. Election officials said final results would be released at a news conference midday Monday.

posted by Jeff | 8:21 AM |
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