The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – The official presidential candidate in Costa Rica, Johnny Araya, announced his running mates and candidates for Vice President of the country today: businessman Jorge Pattoni and sociologist Silvia Lara.
This announcement was made for the General Assembly of the National Liberation Party (PLN), which has had seven years in power and aims for a third consecutive term in the elections in February.
Surveys show that Araya is at the top of the polls with a wide lead over all opposing candidates.
Pattoni is a prominent businessman who has managed the cooperative milk producers Dos Pinos, the largest in Costa Rica, and he is also a leader in Central America.
Lara was Chief Executive of the Institute for Social Assistance (IMAS), the governing body responsible for social assistance to the poorest people of Costa Rica.
The opposition, the Social Christian Unity Party (PUSC) today elected the attorney Rodolfo Piza as its new candidate to replace Rodolfo Hernandez, who resigned his candidacy twice in less than a week.
The Costa Rica News (TCRN)
San Jose Costa Rica