Social Christian Unity Party chooses presidential candidate
Rodolfo Hernández Gómez on Sunday beat Rodolfo Piza Rocafort with nearly 80 percent of party votes to represent the Social Christian Unity Party (PUSC) in next year’s presidential elections.
The PUSC primary election comitee opened 811 voting centers from 9 a.m.-6 p.m., and results were announced at 8 p.m. at the Radisson Hotel in San José.
The party’s primary committee reported that some 145,000 people voted.
Hernández, 62, is a physician with 38 years of experience in his field. For the past 12 years, he served as director of the National Children’s Hospital.
Three PUSC candidates have become presidents of Costa Rica: Rafael Ángel Calderón Fournier (1990-1994), Miguel Ángel Rodríguez Echeverría (1998-2002) and Abel Pacheco de la Espriella (2002-2006).
Hernández will face presidential candidate and San José Mayor Johnny Araya, from the ruling National Liberation Party, who leads in the polls, and other opposition candidates.
You may be interested
Costa Rica to vaccinate entire adult population against Covid-19Alejandro Zúñiga - January 25, 2021
Costa Rica plans to vaccinate its entire adult population against the coronavirus and has signed a budget to accomplish that…
KLM says it will continue long-haul flights, but rebook passengersAlejandro Zúñiga - January 25, 2021
After initially saying that it would suspend all long-haul flights, KLM announced it has established coronavirus protocols that will allow…
U.S. to reinstate Covid travel bans: White House officialThe Tico Times - January 25, 2021
President Joe Biden will re-impose a Covid-19 travel ban on most non-US citizens who have been in Britain, Brazil, Ireland and…