Archive for September 12th, 2011

Calm Before the Storm?

Monday, September 12th, 2011

Calm Before the Storm by Luna McCarthy

It has been a visually beautiful experience being here during election time, with the flags displayed everywhere. I have mentioned in previous posts, Guatemalans LOVE their country and that patriotism is heart warming. This picture was shot yesterday afternoon, while many people were out voting and the city was fairly quiet, missing the (lately) usual noise pollution of the election trucks.

As of early this morning, Reuters posts the election results (counted as of midnight) as Perez leading with 37% of the votes, Baldizon at 23% and Suger with 17%. Although this is a smaller lead than anticipated for Perez, it looks as though the final round will go to Perez and Baldizon…either way, as with many elections, it will be very interesting to see what the final outcome is.