Costa Rica Enters Period of Reflection for Sunday's Elections

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    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – Costa Rica has begun a period of reflection for Sunday’s elections, in which candidates are not authorized to perform public acts, paid media space, nor is it permitted for the media to disclose surveys results.

    According to the Electoral Code, Wednesday was the last day allowed for paid advertising and publishing the results of opinion polls, and those who do not respect this measure are exposed to economic sanctions ranging from $1,500 to $37,500, according to the Supreme Court (TSE).

    Candidates took Wednesday to launch numerous advertisements on television, newspapers and radio stations, which they hoped would draw voters to the polls.

    As of today most of the candidates will be devoted to travelling the country looking to convince the undecided, but they cannot undertake activities that cause the roads to be closed or interfere with traffic.

    The presidential candidate of the Citizen Action Party (PAC), Luis Guillermo Solis said that the days before the election he will visit remote communities of the country and on Sunday he will visit the polls and voting centers.

    Johnny Araya, of the ruling National Liberation Party, said he will meet with leaders of his party and with leading figures of different areas.

    For these days before the elections, José María Villalta, the leftist, is scheduled to visit communities in several parts of the country and attending media conferences.

    According to surveys, 13 candidates entered, but the four candidates with the most support are Johnny Araya, José María Villalta, Luis Guillermo Solis and Otto Guevara. (ACAN-EFE)

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN)

    San Jose Costa Rica

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