LATIN AMERICA BRIEF OCPAS LAB 85-283 FOR 6 DECEMBER 1985.

Created: 12/6/1985

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. GUATEMALA: PRESIDENTIAL RUNOFF

//CHRISTIAN DEMOCRATIC CANDIOATE VINICIO CEREZO APPEARS TO HAVE AN INSURMOUNTABLE LEAD OVER JORGE CARPIO OF THE NATIONAL CENTRIST

UNION IN THE RUNOFF ELECTION ON

CEOEZO'S STRONG SHOWING IN THENU LAM MTJHIH AND CARPUrS NABILITY TO FORM ANEREZO COALITION HAVE DAMPENED PUBLIC INTEREST IN THE RUNOFF. IT ALSO REPORTS THAT CEREZOG ON FORMING HIS CABINET ANDO WITH BUSINESS AND MILITARY LEADERS- CARPIO HAS HAD DIFFICULTY RAISING FUNDS AND LARGELY LIMITED HIS CAMPAIGN TO CALLINGEFTIST IN THE

EREZO IS ALREADY ACTING AS PRESIDENT-ELECT AND

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SECRET

U DEC 85

SwIt ruefl formality. while carpio appears resigned dIrnTiSi cyioci^^t probably be orderly, andlPiS T0 BEir^InI2cHSE.IHEis inauguration to strengthen his moderate credentials//.

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