The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – The president of Costa Rica, Laura Chinchilla, who today delivers the presidential sash to Luis Guillermo Solis, expressed that she said goodbye to her cabinet in an emotional meeting at which even tears came.
Chinchilla today made her last tour of work in which she took a train with a new route to reach the province of Alajuela (center) and held the meeting with the Board of Governors.
“There were very touching words, enough tears, not only of women but also of some men. Basically it was a farewell session and also expressed mutual gratitude for the things that were achieved. Everything will remain forever in our memories,” said mandatory reporters after the meeting with the Prince of Asturias, Felipe de Borbon.
Chinchilla said that for the first time in four years she feels that the responsibility is “transferred”, especially after talks on Tuesday with the elected President Solis.
“This time it’s something different. Today for the first time I woke up with a feeling that I did not feel last four years, from the point of view that everything that happens in the country 24 hours a day is no longer a matter of my Government,” she explained.
During the afternoon Chinchilla will have some meetings with some delegations that attend the handover and at 17:00 local time (2300 GMT) leave the presidential palace.
The president also said she will leave a welcome gift for Solis on the desktop for when he enters for the first time his office in the presidential palace.
Chinchilla said that during the inauguration she will be accompanied by her parents and by her husband, the Spanish José María Rico, in addition to the members of her cabinet.
The president for the period 2010-2014 also took the opportunity to extend her best wishes to Solis.
The Costa Rica News (TCRN)
San Jose, Costa Rica