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Former first lady, comedian compete for Guatemala president

FILE - This combination of two file photos shows, at left, presidential frontrunner candidate Jimmy Morales, of the National Front of Convergence party, at a Sept. 7, 2015 press conference in Guatemala City, and Sandra Torres, National Unity of Hope presidential candidate, at an Aug. 29, 2015 campaign rally in Escuintla, Guatemala. The country's electoral tribunal has declared on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2015, that Morales a former television comedian and Torres a former first lady are the top two finishers in the Sept. 6 presidential vote. The two will compete in the Oct. 25 runoff to be the next president of Guatemala. (AP Photo/Luis Soto, File)

FILE - This combination of two file photos shows, at left, presidential frontrunner candidate Jimmy Morales, of the National Front of Convergence party, at a Sept. 7, 2015 press conference in Guatemala City, and Sandra Torres, National Unity of Hope presidential candidate, at an Aug. 29, 2015 campaign rally in Escuintla, Guatemala. The country's electoral tribunal has declared on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2015, that Morales a former television comedian and Torres a former first lady are the top two finishers in the Sept. 6 presidential vote. The two will compete in the Oct. 25 runoff to be the next president of Guatemala. (AP Photo/Luis Soto, File)  (The Associated Press)

Guatemala's electoral tribunal has declared a television comedian and a former first lady the top two finishers in the Sept. 6 presidential vote.

The two will compete in the Oct. 25 runoff to be the next president of Guatemala, where a widespread corruption scandal forced the resignation of former President Otto Perez Molina, now jailed and facing graft charges.

Jimmy Morales finished first with about 24 percent of the vote, while Sandra Torres ended in a virtual tie with candidate Manuel Baldizon. Baldizon dropped out of the race Monday without requesting a recount.