The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – The Social Christian Unity Party (PUSC) elected attorney Rodolfo Piza as their new candidate for the president of Costa Rica, replacing Rodolfo Hernandez, who resigned his twice in less than a week.
The PUSC General Assembly held today ratified the appointment of Piza, who was Chief Executive of the Social Security Fund and a former magistrate on the Supreme Court.
Piza was originally a PUSC presidential candidate, but he was defeated in the party’s internal elections in a wide margin by Hernandez, although he was the vice presidential candidate.
The lawyer of 55 years must now try to unite the party and reign in the drama unleashed by Hernandez with two strong letters of resignation and direct attacks on members of the leadership of the group.
Piza presented his running mate today, Patricia Vega Carlos Araya, who is also a lawyer, a former Minister of Justice.
He said in an interview published by the daily La Nacion,”We, as a party, have had very difficult situations, but we are committed to ethical values and the vision of a modern country, ready to relaunch before the world and able to solve problems.” (EFE)
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