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Why do people divorce?

Why do people divorce?

In Canada, section 8 of the Divorce Act states:

A court of competent jurisdiction may, on application by either or both spouses, grant a divorce to the spouse or spouses on the ground that there has been a ‘breakdown of their marriage’ and then defines this to mean either a one year separation, adultery, or cruelty.

But in Guatemala, a novel reason for divorcing has arisen.  

The first lady, 51-year-old Sandra Torres de Colom, confirmed on March 30, 2011 that she will divorce her husband of 8 years, the Guatemalan president.

When asked why the first lady stated:

“I am getting a divorce from my husband, but I am getting married to the people…I am not going to be the first or the last woman who decides to get a divorce, but I am the only woman to get a divorce for her country.”

Guatemalan law prohibits its president’s relatives from becoming a subsequent president.  Torres de Colom is seeking to divorce her husband to circumvent that law that prevents her from seeking the presidency.

Is this a twist on ‘irreconcilable differences ?

Do you understand the circumstances where divorce is admissible in Canada?

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