Til death or political ambition do us part...

Well, I've come across many reasons for divorce, but never seeking a political position. That, however, is why Guatemalan President Alvaro Colom and his wife Sandra Torres (left) have filed a divorce petition, according to this BBC report.

Apparently, Ms Torres wishes to succeed her husband as President, but Guatemala's constitution bans close relatives of the president from standing to succeed him, hence the decision to divorce. Needless to say, the opposition candidate thinks the couple are defrauding the system, although the final say will rest with Guatemala's Constitutional Court.