Guatemala hands ICJ bor­der row:

Arab Times - - INTERNATIONAL -

Gu­atemalans voted over­whelm­ingly Sun­day to send a cen­turies-old bor­der dis­pute with neigh­bor­ing Belize to the In­ter­na­tional Court of Jus­tice (ICJ) for fi­nal res­o­lu­tion, ac­cord­ing to pre­lim­i­nary ref­er­en­dum re­sults.

A to­tal of 95.89 per­cent voted “yes,” with votes from over 92 per­cent of polling sta­tions ac­counted for, said Gus­tavo Castillo of the Supreme Elec­toral Tri­bunal.

Polls closed at 6:00 pm (0000 GMT) af­ter 11 hours of vot­ing, which took place “with­out re­ports of se­cu­rity in­ci­dents,” tri­bunal pres­i­dent Maria Eu­ge­nia Mi­jan­gos said.



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