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Elections 2014

Solís wins big but bigger challenges may be ahead, say analysts

Easily surpassing his goal of 1 million votes Sunday night, President-elect Luis Guillermo Solís has claimed a mandate to govern, but the realities of running a government still loom, analysts said on Monday.

Businesses in Costa Rica welcome president-elect Luis Guillermo Solís with a long wish list

Barely a few minutes after Supreme Elections Tribunal President Luis Antonio Sobrado announced the first results of Sunday's presidential runoff, several business-sector representatives began emailing President-elect Luis Guillermo Solís – with copies sent to members of the press – their lists of policy recommendations and needs.

Non-career politician Luis Guillermo Solís wins Costa Rica presidential runoff in a landslide

Opposition candidate Luis Guillermo Solís easily won Sunday’s runoff election, ushering in Costa Rica’s first third-party candidate in 44 years.

Opposition candidate and former historian Luis Guillermo Solís elected as Costa Rica’s next president

Political centrist Luis Guillermo Solís was elected president of Costa Rica in a runoff vote Sunday, becoming the first third-party candidate to win in decades.

Live Costa Rica presidential election results

The Tico Times published live election results in the runoff between Citizen Action Party (PAC) candidate Luis Guillermo Solís and National Liberation Party (PLN) candidate Johnny Araya as they arrived from the Supreme Elections Tribunal. The results began coming in at 8 p.m. Sunday night.

Photos: In Costa Rica, kids learn at a young age the importance of voting

HEREDIA CENTRO – Kids of all ages joined the electoral party this Sunday to cast their symbolic votes for president in national children’s elections.
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