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Guatemala presidential candidate quits race alleging fraud

first_img Facebook Comments Related posts:The military powers behind Guatemala’s comedian presidential front-runner As Guatemala’s political crisis deepens, citizens reawaken Corruption-weary Guatemala to choose next president Sunday In Guatemala, Pérez Molina claims US conspiracy behind corruption prosecution GUATEMALA CITY,Guatemala — Conservative Manuel Baldizón has withdrawn from Guatemala‘s presidential race, leaving a former first lady to face off against a comedian who made his name playing a simpleton who almost becomes president in pole position to lead the Central American country.Baldizón withdrew on Monday, alleging fraud, leaving the first-round vote winner and political novice Jimmy Morales in a straight run-off against former first lady and social democrat Sandra Torres on October 25.The right-leaning Morales topped the poll on September 6 after a tumultuous week in which the outgoing president, Otto Pérez Molina, was stripped of his immunity over allegations of corruption, resigned and was arrested. He is now awaiting trial. Pérez Molina was ineligible to seek re-election under Guatemalan law.Recommended: How Guatemala’s Otto Pérez Molina fell from grace and what it means for upcoming electionsThe electoral tribunal had yet to decide who finished second — the count was very close — and would go up against millionaire Morales in the runoff. Now, with Baldizón out, it will be Torres.Baldizón, 45, alleges fraud in the vote counting and claimed this cost him support.He said he is leaving his Renewed Democratic Freedom party altogether and will focus on his business interests and his family.“This is a very murky election,” said Fidel de León, a spokesman for Baldizón’s party. “We decline to take part in the run-off.”The first place finish of the comedian Morales has been interpreted as a clear sign that Guatemalans are fed up with rampant corruption and politics as usual in this violence-plagued Central American country where more than half the population lives in poverty.Prosecutors and investigators from a UN commission tasked with fighting high-level graft accuse Pérez Molina of orchestrating a scheme in which businesses paid bribes to corrupt officials in exchange for illegal discounts on their customs duties.The scheme collected $3.8 million in bribes between May 2014 and April 2015, including $800,000 each to Pérez Molina and jailed ex-vice president Roxana Baldetti, prosecutors allege.Read more coverage of Guatemala’s elections and recent customs scandallast_img read more

Travel to magical Africa with these flight deals from Lufthansa

first_imgExploring China is made easy with Lufthansa Known to have a warm Mediterranean climate, this city is perfect for those looking to get some winter sun. This stunning port city may be easily identified by its iconic Table Mountain but beyond its imposing grandeur, the mountain is also known to be one of the richest, most abundant areas of fauna and flora – with an estimated 2,200 species of plant. Take a visit back in time to Robben Island and see where Mandela was imprisoned during the apartheid. If you’re a thrill-seeker, you can try your hand at paragliding, surfing, hiking or if you so fancy it, cage diving with great white sharks. End your day with a beautiful South African white and some fresh seafood. Explore Johannesburg from £449 Fly to Nairobi from £399 You don’t have to be a wildlife lover to fall utterly in love with Kenya. With a number of national parks, safari is definitely top of the list of things to do, but let’s not discount the beaches – known to be some of the most beautiful beaches in the world (without the herds of tourists), Kenya will appeal to the sun worshipers amongst us too. If you’re a keen mountain climber or enjoy a spot of hiking, you will be spoilt for choice. Travellers head to Kenya to escape reality so turn off your mobile and allow yourself to fully soak up nature’s beauty. Say yes to the world with Lufthansa: In partnership with Lufthansa. There are some absolutely stunning five-star resorts in Africa, from Richard Branson’s luxury safari tents in Kenya to a lodge perched on the edge of an extinct volcano in Tanzania. And let’s not forget the private islands in Mozambique and waterfront cocktail terrace in Cape Town. Cheap flights to Johannesburg from £449 ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map Start your adventure now with flights starting from £399 on Lufthansa. Africa – an intrepid traveller’s dream. A continent that is incredibly diverse in landscape and cultures, you could spend a lifetime exploring this rich, colourful land. If you want to get closer to the wonders of nature, Africa has plenty to offer – Kilimanjaro, epic Safaris, the Sahara desert are just a snippet of what you can experience. Experience Cape Town from £499 Cheap flights to Nairobi from £399 If you want to climb the Great Wall of China in Beijing, experience ‘the Paris of the East’ (Shanghai) or eat melt in your mouth soup dumplings in Hong Kong these great flight deals will surely whet your appetite. The largest city in South Africa is rooted in history– visit Constitution Hill, deemed one of South Africa’s most important historical sites, or visit the Apartheid Museum to learn more about the country’s struggle towards democracy. Don’t miss the incredible Cradle of Humankind, a complex of limestone caves situated 50km from the city. The UNESCO archaeological site is home to a three million old skull named ‘Little Foot’.  If not everyone in your group wants to travel back in time, then Newtown Pillars, an outdoor art gallery is a must see, with work from some of the country’s top street artists. Cheap flights to Cape Town from £499 Looking for more flight deals to Africa? Check out all Lufthansa deals. China is home to ancient wonders and modern marvels, from the breathtaking Great Wall to the spiky futuristic skyline of Shanghai. If you’re planning a trip of a lifetime to the Middle Kingdom, make sure to tick off these 10 must-see destinations in China – all of which are easy to get to with Lufthansa. If you’re planning a trip to see the Forbidden City or experience the shopping wonderland of Hong Kong, Lufthansa has some great flight deals to China. And the airline’s entertainment, upgrade options and service are some of the best in the world – which is why it’s been voted Best Airline in Europe by passengers for two years running. The ultimate holiday bucket list for your trip to China Holiday in China with these incredible Lufthansa deals Published October 2018. Any prices are lowest estimated prices only at the time of publication and are subject to change and/or availability Discover Africa: these 12 luxury resorts will make you want to book a flight right now RelatedDiscover Africa: these 12 luxury resorts will make you want to book a flight right nowLuxury safari tents in Kenya, a lodge perched on the edge of an extinct volcano in Tanzania and a waterfront cocktail terrace in Cape Town – just some of the most stunning five-star resorts in Africa.Holiday in China with these incredible flight deals from LufthansaThis beautifully diverse and vast country spans over nine million kilometres and has so much to offer travellers. Experience a melange of epic history from centuries past with rapid modernisation. In partnership with Lufthansa.       If you want to climb the Great Wall of China in Beijing, experience…Exploring China is made easy with LufthansaIf you’re planning a trip to see the Forbidden City or experience the shopping wonderland of Hong Kong, Lufthansa has some great flight deals to China. And the airline’s entertainment, upgrade options and service are some of the best in the world – which is why it’s been voted Best…last_img read more