Next Guatemala president vows clean govt

2015-11-04 12:09
Jimmy Morales. (File: AFP)

Jimmy Morales. (File: AFP)

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Guatemala City - The TV comic elected Guatemala's next president amid widespread anger over corruption in the Central American country says he will bolster the investigative bodies that blew the lid on graft scandals.

Jimmy Morales says in an interview with The Associated Press that he will turn to those very entities, Guatemalan prosecutors and the UN International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala, to help vet his proposed Cabinet.

He says he wants to ensure an honest government in a country where many have long considered that an oxymoron.

Morales takes office January 14 as a political neophyte who ran as a self-styled outsider and he will come under pressure quickly to show concrete progress on campaign promises to battle corruption and govern with transparency.

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