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LOL? A Comedian Wins Guatemala’s Presidential Election



Morales BellaNaija

This is no laughing matter.

Television comedian, Jimmy Morales, was elected president of Guatemala on Sunday, Fox News reports.

His election comes just after a wave of protests and widespread public anger over corruption prevalent in the Central American country’s previous government.

Also, his victory comes just over a month and a half after President Otto Perez Molina resigned and was jailed in connection with a customs scandal.

Former first lady Sandra Torres, conceded defeat to Morales in the runoff vote after it became evident that Morales garnered 69 percent of the vote with 94 percent of the polling stations reporting.

The 46-year-old funnyman who reportedly has no prior experience in politics said:

“I have been asked if we have the capacity to govern, and we have been emphatic in saying that alone — no — but with the blessing of God, and the support of the people, we are sure that yes, we can. Because Guatemala has made a choice that it wants a change,” he said.

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  1. ajikoko

    October 26, 2015 at 3:57 pm

    AY for President – 2019.

    • Damilola

      October 26, 2015 at 7:38 pm

      Awesome!!! Hopefully, he Leads Guatemala well. With all the academic achievements and so called experience, Nigerians take pride in, the country is ruled by folks that is the Definition of LOL. Bunch of jokers.
      Anybody including comedians will do better leading that country than the same cycle of incompetent, greedy, selfish, sycophants, evil people.

  2. amy

    October 26, 2015 at 4:13 pm

    AY for president.. Vice president is basketmouth

  3. Anon

    October 26, 2015 at 4:14 pm

    The heading has Lol and then the first sentence is this is no laughing matter. Very un-Bella Naija. Lolling!

    Congrats to him. Dream and it can come true.

  4. brown-ice

    October 26, 2015 at 4:44 pm

    This country must be a joke!

    • MissB

      October 26, 2015 at 5:12 pm

      A joke like America se? Ronald Reagan and Arnold Schwarzenegger both came from Hollywood backgrounds and successfully crossed into politics.
      The fact that this man became president shows that Guatamaleans are able to put the man they want in control and not sit back and accept the status quo imposed upon them by corrupt “leaders” who are driven only by self-interest. Unlike our country NIgeria where the same old, corrupt fools keep being recycled to destroy even more. Now tell me which country is a joke!

    • Chi-e-z

      October 26, 2015 at 5:48 pm

      Lol I think brown-ice was just making a joke :D… I like the name brown-ice btw singing new edition pretty brown eyes in my head 🙂

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