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Guatemalan Voters: Prison System and Campaign Season

guatemalan voters: He was eventually acquitted of wrongdoing, according to CTV. Until courts prevented some of the more popular candidates from running in this year's race, he also appeared to be a long-shot candidate in a tumultuous campaign season. The 63-year-old spent several months in prison in 2008, when he was director of the country's prison system, after some prisoners were killed in a raid on his watch. But on Sunday, his get-tough approach to crime and his socially conservative values, including his strident opposition to gay marriage and abortion, finally parlayed favour with Guatemalan voters in a presidential runoff. We won. Leaning on the crutches he uses because of his multiple sclerosis, Giammattei acknowledged in his emotional victory speech that it had been a long road. ( As reported in the news.