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  Colom, Álvaro
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AffiliationNational Unity of Hope  
 
NameÁlvaro Colom
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Born June 15, 1951
DiedJanuary 23, 2023 (71 years)
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Jan 23, 2023 11:03pm
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InfoDespite his past political trajectory in the Guatemalan National Revolutionary Unity (URNG / Unidad Revolucionaria Nacional de Guatemala), Alvaro Colom is identified by most observers as representing right-wing politics, a.o. because most of his advisers are right-wing. Originally a member of URNG, Colom later decided to go his own way but saw little if any prospect in courting neither the extreme Left from which he came (URNG) nor the moderate Left (New Nation Alliance, or ANN / Alianza Nueva Nacion). As a result, in 2000 he founded the National Unity of Hope (UNE / Unidad Nacional de Esperanza). Alvaro Colom ran for President for URNG in the elections in 1999 and came in third; and some analysts suggest that voters still identify him as leader of URNG.


JOB APPROVAL POLLS
DateFirmApproveDisapproveDon't Know
07/01/2010-07/07/2010 Vox Latina / Prensa Libre 46.00% ( 1.2) 53.00% ( 1.4) 1.00% ( 0.2)
01/10/2009-01/10/2009 Vox Latina / Prensa Libre 44.80% ( 0.0) 54.40% ( 0.0) 0.80% ( 0.0)

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Jan 12, 2010 04:00pm News Guatemala President Alvaro Colom cleared over murder  Article Bob 

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  11/04/2007 Guatemala President - Runoff Won 52.82% (+5.63%)
  09/09/2007 Guatemala President Won 28.23% (+4.73%)
  12/28/2003 Guatemalan President Lost 45.87% (-8.26%)
  11/09/2003 Guatemala President Won 26.36% (+0.00%)
  11/07/1999 Guatemalan President Lost 12.32% (-35.38%)
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