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Alvarado hopes Costa Rica’s political “pendulum” will not “set back” his advances

President Carlos Alvarado said Thursday he hopes that the eventual "pendulum" of politics in Costa Rica, where the second round of the presidential election...

Costa Rica Presidential Candidates Attack each other in First Debate

Costa Rica's runoff candidates, conservative Rodrigo Chaves and liberal Jose Maria Figueres, hurled strong accusations at each other during the first of five debates...

Election Polls Close in Costa Rica: Presidential Runoff Likely

It started off with Costa Rica President Carlos Alvarado Quesada, casting his vote at 6:45 this morning. However, as was widely expected, when the...

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.

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.

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.

Costa Ricans from around the world share photos of themselves voting

Ignacio Solís, son of Costa Rica's presumed next president, Luis Guillermo Solís, shared a snapshot of himself right after voting for his "old man" in Atlanta, Georgia, in the United States. And just like in the first round of elections in February, James Alvarado became the first Tico to vote after casting his ballot in Sydney, Australia.

Beached: Slow voting in Guanacaste’s Playas del Coco

By mid-afternoon, 492 people had come to the polling station to cast their vote in the runoff election. “Usually it’s more animated,” said Ruth Garcia Jaen, a volunteer for the PAC campaign. “It’s too relaxed today.”

Costa Rican centrist set for win with no rival

Historian and former diplomat Luis Guillermo Solís is set to cruise to victory Sunday in Costa Rica's presidential runoff election after his sole opponent dropped out of the race.

Supreme Elections Tribunal increases security measures for Sunday’s runoff

Some 88,000 people will be charged with supervising Sunday's runoff election in which Ticos will choose Costa Rica’s next president for 2014-2018.

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