Tuesday, June 18, 2019
With the vote scheduled for August 11, Torres and Giammattei will spend the next two months striving to win over supporters of the unsuccessful first-round candidates; corruption, security and the economy will be key election issues.
- Violence surrounding some voting areas will necessitate increased security for the run-off.
- Morales will leave the country immediately when his term ends, to avoid potential corruption investigations.
- Torres has suggested a referendum on the International Commission against Impunity's future but it is unclear if this is a firm commitment.
- As president, Torres would have more legislative support than Giammattei, who lacks a sustained congressional base.