The official candidate Carlos Alvarado, of the Citizen Action Party (center-left), clearly defeated his rival in the presidential elections and will be the new president of Costa Rica.
Carlos Alvarado won this Sunday with 60.74% of the votes to his conservative rival, evangelical pastor Fabricio Alvarado, who won 39.3% in the second round of a vote marked by deep divisions on gay marriage and marriage. role of religion in public life.
In his first message after knowing his victory, Alvarado called for national unity and stressed that he will work to combat poverty and deep inequalities.
“We are a country that needs to close the historical gaps between men and women, we are committed to an agenda of equality, a country that must give equality to people with disabilities, to older adults, a strong improvement for our children” , he said.