by TCRN Staff
If the current percentages hold, then the next president of Costa Rica will be Laura Chinchilla. With 48% of the popular at the time of this publish and Solis holding only 24%, her appointment looks certain.
The candidate of the Partido Acción Ciudadana (PAC), Solis, recognized at 9:09 p.m. the victory of his adversary’s National Liberation Party (PLN).
He did so in an emotional speech before dozens of supporters at the headquarters of the PAC, in Barrio La Granja de San Pedro de Montes de Oca.
Solis conceded defeat and congratulated Chinchilla, who “will be the next president”, he says.
“We must respect those who think differently,” said the politician, and said he also sought to promote gender equality.
“I will be helping from behind those whom go ahead, I will help those who take the torch and work for these ideas to be translated into a reality,” he said.
According to Solis, the next members of the PAC will be vigilant that the management of Chinchilla promotes gender equality, among other projects that the government wanted to follow.
“I ask you to accept reality, 20% of polling stations say that Miss Laura is 48% and I 23%, get ready for that in 2014 people who are successful in this game,” he said Solis.