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Guatemala's new president is former top judge

Friday, September 4, 2015

Guatemala’s new president had only just occupied the vice president’s chair when he was promoted to the country’s top spot following the resignation of outgoing President Otto Pérez Molina amid a corruption scandal.

But Alejandro Maldonado, who had served only a few months as Guatemala’s No. 2 official before Congress swore him in on Thursday, will have a short stay in the presidency as well. He will be replaced on Jan. 14, when the winner of Sunday’s presidential contest is inaugurated.

Source: Associated Press