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Women die in polling day clash

Two women were reportedly trampled to death yesterday and a political aide was shot and injured as Guatemalans voted in presidential elections after a campaign steeped in violence and tension. Long queues of voters waited outside polling stations to cast ballots in a poll that could mark either a comeback or the political swansong of the country’s most notorious strongman, Efraín Ríos Montt. Some 30 people have been killed in the run-up to the vote, the second presidential ballot since peace accords in 1996 ended 36 years of civil war. In an incident reported yesterday, the two women were trampled to death after a crowd fought to enter a polling station in the northern city Chajul. Several others were injured. Full Story

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