Guatemala Elections 2015: A Brief Overview
This upcoming September, eligible Guatemalans will be voting for several heads of state including President, Vice President, 158 Congress deputies, and 338 mayors. With increasing rates of poverty, crime, and violence, the next wave of elected officials will play a major role in the country’s direction and future. Perhaps the most important of these will be the selection of the president-elect and the agenda he or she pursues. However, the pool of hopeful candidates (as can be seen below) appears less-than-ideal.