In a recent poll commissioned by El Periodico, Borge y Asociados asked whether Guatemalans agreed with Sandra Torres and Alvaro Colom's decision to divorce so that she could run for president.
According to the results of the survey conducted during the first week of April, 77% of respondents disagreed with their seeking of a divorce. At the time that the survey was carried out (April 1-9), the Coloms had announced their intention to divorce, but the court had not yet granted it. Fifty-nine percent also agreed that the divorce constituted fraud and that the decision will harm her.
In that sense, it looks like Torres has maxed out her political support. She's now at 21%. However, I imagine that the percentage of people who disagree with her divorce will decrease should the courts decide that she can still legally run for president.
esterday, I mentioned that the URNG was going to support Yuri Mellini for the presidency. However, it's still unclear who the Frente Amplio will finally choose as its presidential and vice-presidential candidates. Miguel Angel Sandoval, Walda Barrio, and Rigoberta Menchu remain possible candidates.