Newly elected Guatamalan President Alejandro Giammattei took the oath of office of the President of Guatemala at the Centro Cultural Miguel Angel Asturias in Guatemala City on Tuesday.

A former surgeon and prison chief from the right-wing Vamos party, Giammattei took over from the outgoing president Jimmy Morales.

Speaking at the swearing in ceremony, Giammattei said, "Today, I say to those millions of Guatemalans, I am simply the reflection of your effort and commitment, and I will be the first of you without forgetting that I will continue to be yours and [to work] for you."

Alejandro Giammattei is the 51st president of Guatemala.

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