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Guatemala President Otto Perez Molina Resigns

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Baku, September 3, AZERTAC

Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina resigned late Wednesday, hours after a judge issued an arrest warrant against the leader in connection to a growing corruption scandal that has plunged the country into its worst political crisis since the end of a brutal civil war, according to the www.wsj.com.

Presidential spokesman Jorge Ortega said in a statement early Thursday that the president has stepped down.

Under Guatemalan law, Vice President Alejandro Maldonado Aguirre will take office to serve out Mr. Perez Molina`s term, which ends in January.

The whereabouts of Mr. Pérez Molina, a 64-year-old former general, were unknown early Thursday, although his lawyer had said in recent days that, if charged, the president would turn himself in to avoid being captured by police.

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