Why a Guatemalan court's decision to freeze presidential election results is stirring criticism


GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — A week after Guatemala's June 25 elections boosted a relative long-shot candidate into the final second round of voting, the country's top court has frozen certification of the election results.

Several political parties filed appeals questioning the vote, and the court agreed to freeze certification of final tallies until those complaints can be reviewed.

The United States and international bodies have criticized the freeze as a lack of respect for the will of almost 5.5 million people who turned out to vote.

The elections were already marred by the official disqual...

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