August 12, 2019 / 2:57 AM / 12 days ago

Guatemala centre-left candidate concedes defeat in presidential election

Presidential candidate Sandra Torres, of the National Unity of Hope (UNE) political party, shows her ink-stained finger after casting her vote at a polling station during the presidential election second round run-off vote in Guatemala City, Guatemala, August 11, 2019. REUTERS/Luis Echeverria

GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) - Guatemalan centre-left candidate and former first lady Sandra Torres has conceded defeat to her conservative rival Alejandro Giammattei in the country’s presidential election on Sunday, an official for her campaign said in a news conference.

Reporting by Sofia Menchu; Writing by Stefanie Eschenbacher; Editing by Dave Graham

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