Araya is Still on the Ballot Despite Resignation

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    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – The candidate for president of Costa Rica, Johnny Araya, said in an interview published today that while he suspended his campaign two weeks ago, he has not given up his candidacy and will follow the decision of the voters in the second round of voting on April 6.

    “I’m out of the campaign, I suspended my campaign and it was not a joke,” added Araya, candidate of the ruling National Liberation Party (PLN, Social).

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    Araya withdrew from the election campaign last March 5 stating that he saw no possible way to reverse the upward trend shown in various surveys against Solis and because the PLN did not have sufficient resources for the campaign.

    Araya wished success to the new future government of the country and offered support to reach agreements in search of a national unity for the priorities of the country.

    The Constitution of Costa Rica prohibits full withdraw after the initial vote, so the Supreme Electoral Tribunal is obliged to perform the second round of voting on April 6 with Araya’s name on the ballot.

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN)

    San Jose, Costa Rica

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