More

    Ballot Leak Will Not Result in Reprints for the Costa Rican Presidential Election

    Must Read

    14 Tico Women Were Declared “Benefactors of the Fatherland

    The fundamental contributions of 14 Costa Rican women in fields such as science, politics, poetry, art and the environment...

    Biological Corridors in Costa Rica Have Improved their Connectivity, but Much Remains to be done in the Face of Climate Change

    The recovery of natural vegetation in different parts of Costa Rica, allowed many of the biological corridors to improve...

    Costa Rica’s Enigmatic and Fascinating Caves

    The caves are witnesses to the changes that occurred on the Earth during its formation. Over thousands of years,...
    TCRN STAFFhttps://www.TheCostaRicaNews.com
    Creating a Conscious alternative news network that we feel the world needs. Pura Vida!

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – The Supreme Electoral Tribunal of Costa Rica (TSE) has ruled out a reprint of the ballots to be used on April 6 for the second round, after a couple of them leaked to the press.

    “Reprint ballot is unnecessary, it is physically impossible and would risk the elections,” said TSE President, Luis Antonio Sobrado, in a speech.

    TIP: Get our latest content by joining our newsletter. Don't miss out on news that matter in Costa Rica. Click here.

    Some of the ballots to be used in the second round to elect the country’s president, were published by the TV show Extra and Extra Journal last week.

    The TSE confirmed last Friday that there was a theft of ballots and a few officials were removed from office on suspicion of committing the illegal act.

    The case is in the hands of the Public Ministry and under judicial investigation.

    The TSE President reiterated today that the institution has several security measures to prevent irregularities in the electoral process, some new to the second round, so that the purity of the vote is guaranteed.

    The judge acknowledged that the leak of the ballots is “unfortunate and painful” issue, but that in this situation has strengthened the TSE.

    In the second round Luis Guillermo Solís, the center-left Citizen Action Party (PAC), will face off against Johnny Araya, of the Social and the ruling National Liberation Party, who has officially retired from the election but whose name will still appear on the ballot. (ACAN-EFE)

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN)

    San Jose, Costa Rica

    LIKE THIS ARTICLE? Sign up to our newsletter and we will send you updates of our latest content as soon as they are available. Click here.

    - Advertisement -
    - Advertisement -

    Latest News

    14 Tico Women Were Declared “Benefactors of the Fatherland

    The fundamental contributions of 14 Costa Rican women in fields such as science, politics, poetry, art and the environment...
    - Advertisement -

    More Articles Like This

    - Advertisement -

    LIKE THIS ARTICLE? Sign up to our newsletter and we will send you updates of our latest content as soon as they are available. Click here.

    Language »

    Get TCRN In Your Inbox & Never Miss Any News That Matter In Costa Rica!