Costa Rica made its position very clear, Carlos Alvarado from the Citizen’s Action Party (PAC) was elected the President of the country for the 2018-2022 period.
The first official cut showed that Carlos Alvarado received a total 60.66% of the votes with an overwhelming support that makes him the 48th President of Costa Rica.
Fabricio Alvarado from the National Restauration Party received 39.33% of the total votes.
Followers of PAC are gathered in San Pedro celebrating the result and awaiting the arrival of the candidate to give the official speech.
“A campaign that required not just an important political maneuver, because we had to negotiate not only with Rodolfo Piza (former candidate for the Christian Unity Party -PUSC) and his group, important negotiations with a transparent agreement; we got close to the National Liberation Party, with people such as Leonardo Garnier (former Minister of Education), Maria Luisa Avila (former Health Minister), hard work, but that at the end paid off, and it showed our capacity to lead and govern, through a concrete government plan”, said Carlos Alvarado in an interview earlier in the day.
Carlos Alvarado is a 38 year-old journalist and political scientist. He was the Labor Minister and one of the counselors for PAC in congress during the 2006-2010 period; consultant of the Institute of Development Studies in the UK and director of communication for the Luis Guillermo Solis campaign. He is married to Claudia Dobles and has one son.