The Guatemalan president Alvaro Colom and his wife Sandra Torres have filed for divorce by mutual consent in a move that will allow her to run in the upcoming election for the presidency.
According to Article 186 of the Guatemalan Constitution, the immediate and other relatives of the president cannot attempt to run for the presidency. While no statements have been made by either the president or the first lady regarding the divorce filing, Torres recently announced her decision to become a presidential candidate for the UNE party and the Great National Alliance.
Previously, Colom stated that a divorce from his wife in order to allow her to run for the presidency was not an option, backed by statements made from UNE spokesman Fernando Barillas, who said that news regarding any separation was "an invention" of candidacy opponents.
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