The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – Costa Rica’s president, Laura Chinchilla, made a call to Costa Rican citizens to vote on Sunday in the second round of presidential elections because it is “a duty and an honor to participate in democracy.”
Through a press release, the president urged Costa Ricans at the polls to support the candidate of their choice between Johnny Araya and Luis Guillermo Solis, who is the favorite in the polls.
The winner of the election will come into office on May 8 for the period from 2014-2018.
“Let’s get back to the more robust and representative democracy. Our duty is to preserve and strengthen it and the best way to accomplish this is to get out and vote this Sunday for the candidate of your choice to continue with this beautiful tradition,” said Chinchilla.
Solis had the most votes on February 2 with 30.64% of the vote (629,856), but Araya was right behind with 29.71% (610,634).
To win in the first round it was necessary to have 40% of the vote.
The Costa Rica News (TCRN)
San Jose, Costa Rica