Senator Congratulates President Giammattei and the Newly Elected President

The Republican United States Senator from Idaho, Jim Risch, sent congratulations on the electoral process.

by Astrid Luna

Guatemala City, by Jenny Herrera -AGN- The Guatemalan electoral process continues to receive congratulations. Republican Senator Jim Risch, the representative from Ohio and a ranking member of the Foreign Relations Committee of the United States Senate, sent a message highlighting the recent electoral event. In a statement on his social media channel, Senator Risch commented: 

Congratulations to President-elect @BArevalodeleon in #Guatemala. I commend President @DrGiammattei for vowing to conduct an orderly @TransicionGT 

The Senator’s message to the President of the Republic, Alejandro Giammattei, congratulated him for ensuring security during the 2023 electoral process. He also addressed the future president, Bernardo Arévalo, who will assume the presidential office in January.

The transition process in Guatemala

President Alejandro Giammattei supervised an orderly and safe process during this 2023 electoral celebration.

Así lo garantizó durante la cadena nacional emitida el 18 de agosto, en donde declaró:

“As a public servant of the nation, I reaffirm that my government has provided all the guarantees to ensure that this Sunday’s voting process takes place in an environment of peace, transparency, and security, as is our obligation. I also reiterate our commitment to fostering an orderly, transparent, and efficient transition process, which we have been preparing since January of this year to enable the elected government to manage its term from 2024 to 2028.”

Newly Elected President

César Bernardo Arévalo de León, Semilla Party candidate, was elected as the new president of Guatemala.

Arévalo and Herrera were declared the winners during Sunday’s second electoral runoff, during the general elections in the 22 departments throughout the country.


César Bernardo Arévalo de León was born on October 7, 1958. He is a Guatemalan politician, diplomat, sociologist, and author.  He has been a member of the Guatemalan Congress since January 2020.

Arévalo is the son of former Guatemalan President Juan José Arévalo Bermejo, who served as president of Guatemala from 1945 to 1951.

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