Guatemalan presidential candidate Jimmy Morales, salutes before a political rally in downtown Guatemala City, in this October 22, 2015 file photo. REUTERS/Jorge Dan Lopez/Files
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Guatemalans began casting ballots in a presidential run-off Sunday, choosing between a comedian with no political experience and a former first lady, amid the fallout of a massive corruption scandal.Jimmy Morales, a comic actor famous for playing a country bumpkin who nearly becomes president, headed into the vote with a huge lead -- 68 percent to 32 percent for former first lady Sandra Torres, according to the final opinion poll.It has been a remarkable ride for the conservative candidate, who started the race with just 0.5 percent support back in April.His surge has capped a tumultuous campaign rocked by president Otto Perez's resignation and arrest on corruption charges on Sept. 3, three days before the first round of voting.An estimated 7.5 million people are eligible to vote in the second round.
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