The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – Former candidate for President of Costa Rica Rodolfo Hernandez said Thursday he resigned to represent the opposition Social Christian Unity Party (PUSC) in the elections next February for “unacceptable interference”. The letter of resignation was submitted to the court today.
Before submitting his resignation letter, the former candidate tersely told reporters that he could not work with the party president, Gerardo Vargas.
In his resignation letter, Hernandez said he is removed from the political fray because, “Few ever understood that this was a fight for my country, not against people or groups.”
Hernandez resigned from candidacy for the second time in less than a week, since last Thursday he announced his resignation due to betrayal, selfishness, envy and “backstabbing” within the PUSC.
Hernandez said he also resigned for the welfare of his family and that owners of PUSC “have ruined the dream of hundreds of thousands of Costa Ricans who believe in the fundamental values of the democratic system.”
On Saturday the PUSC will hold a national assembly that will formally announce Hernandez’s resignation and create the ability to elect a new presidential candidate for the elections next February 2.
According to surveys, the favorite for the elections is the former mayor of San Jose, Johnny Araya, candidate of the ruling National Liberation Party (PLN, Social).
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