The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – The presidents of the political Parties Accion Ciudadana, Patriotic Alliance and Frente Amplio decided to abandon the initiative to form a coalition for the elections of February 2014.
After months of negotiations the parties announced last Saturday that the efforts to from a coalition in the appropriate terms were insufficient.
“While there has been good will, creativity and willingness from all the parties involved, the tight legal time frame of bipartisanship posed a great difficulty to this initiative”.
Some of the obstacles the coalition project faced were related to the enrollment period outlined by the Supreme Electoral Tribunal.
The parties had time to form a coalition project until Wednesday, when they were supposed to have defined its flag, name, the executive address, the courts of ethics and strategies for the selection of presidential candidates and deputies, as well as the agreements for the distribution of political debt.
According to Olivier Perez (President of PAC), Mariano Figueres (Patriotic Alliance president) and Patricia Mora (president of the Frente Amplio Political Party) this decision does not prevent parties from working together, reaching political agreements collaborating.
“We know we are part of a collective effort, which will allow us to reconstruct the Law Social State that accomplished so many achievements in the history of Costa Rica”, the statement concluded. LN
The Costa Rica News (TCRN)
San Jose Costa Rica