The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – The U.S. Embassy in Costa Rica congratulated presidential candidates Johnny Araya and Luis Guillermo Solís for their success in Sunday’s election, which resulted in a runoff on April 6.
“The Embassy of the United States and our business manager, Gonzalo Gallegos, congratulate Mr. Luis Guillermo Solis and Johnny Araya for their success in the first round,” the embassy said in a statement.
They also stressed that they are proud Costa Ricans went to the polls to express their will and demonstrate their commitment to democracy.
Araya, the ruling National Liberation Party (PLN), and Solis, the center-left Citizen Action Party (PAC), were the top two vote in Sunday’s elections, but neither of them exceeded the 40% requirement to win in the first round .
With 86.7% of polling stations, Solis has a 31.03% of the vote, while Araya has 29.55%.
“We look forward to the results of the next round, on April 6, and trust that the citizens of Costa Rica and its government again lead orderly, transparent and democratic elections that day,” said the U.S. Embassy.
The embassy also congratulated the new legislative members, who were also elected on Sunday, with whom the embassy hopes to “build a strong relationship to advance shared prosperity in areas such as green growth and security.” (ACAN-EFE)
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