The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – Here are some interesting facts about the transfer of power today, where Laura Chinchilla delivers the Presidency of the Republic to Luis Guillermo Solis.
1 – The National Stadium gates opened at 8:00am
2 – The formal ceremony will begin at 10:00am
3 – The event cost a total of 150 million colones.
4 – This is the 47th transfer in the history of Costa Rica.
5 – The ceremony will be spread out over 90 minutes.
6 – Around 80 international delegations came from the 145 who were invited.
7 – The Committee on Transfer of Powers gave 17,000 tickets to the public.
8 – The President of the Republic is the first to reach that position as representative of the Citizen Action Party.
9 – Opposite the main stage will be 3,000 children.
10 – Cultural events of today will last 8 minutes.
11 – Luis Guillermo Solís is the father of six children, four girls and two boys.
12 – President Solís is 56 years old.
13 – Luis Guillermo Solis is a university professor, political scientist and historian by profession.
14 – Mercedes, his wife, is Spanish by birth and has been responsible for much of the coordination of the transfer.
15 – Laura Chinchilla will enter the National Stadium at 10:50am in the company of her husband, José María Rico.
16 – Luis Guillermo Solís will deliver his first speech as President of the Republic to be 12:05 this afternoon.
The Costa Rica News (TCRN)
San Jose, Costa Rica