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August 2023
Past Event
Guatemala’s Election Surprise

Guatemala’s Election Surprise

Past Event
Online Only
August 30, 2023
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Caption
Supporters of Guatemalan presidential candidate for the Semilla party Bernardo Arevalo celebrate the results of the presidential run-off election in Guatemala City, on August 20, 2023. (Johan Ordonez/AFP via Getty Images)
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August 2023
Past Event
Speakers:
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Daniel Batlle

Adjunct Fellow

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Bernardo Rico

Program Director, International Republican Institute

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Marielos Chang

Professor of Political Science, Universidad del Valle

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Edgar Ortiz

Director of Legal Analysis, Fundación Libertad y Desarrollo

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Enrique Naveda

John S. Knight Fellow, Stanford University and Cofounder, Plaza Pública

Bernardo Arévalo’s decisive victory in Guatemala’s recent runoff elections signifies an important shift in Guatemala, which has experienced a significant deterioration of its democratic institutions in recent years. Arévalo will face numerous challenges in meeting Guatemalan voters’ desire for measures that address persistent corruption and the rise of organized crime.

Hudson Adjunct Fellow Daniel Batlle will discuss the path forward for Guatemala with Bernardo Rico, program director at the International Republican Institute; Marielos Chang, professor of political science at the Universidad del Valle; Edgar Ortiz, director of legal analysis at the Fundación Libertad y Desarrollo; and Enrique Naveda, a John S. Knight Fellow at Stanford University.

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