Guatemala election: Candidates vow to tackle crime and poverty

Favoured frontrunner Sandra Torres from the centrist National Unity of Hope party leads after the first round of voting.

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    Guatemala's top presidential candidates are facing each other in a runoff vote in August, after the first round was held on Sunday.

    Sandra Torres won nearly a quarter of the ballots.

    She and Alejandro Giammattei have pledged to crack down on crime and rein in poverty.

    Al Jazeera's David Mercer reports from Guatemala City.


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