Supreme Electoral Tribunal closes voting tables in Costa Rica

The Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE) of Costa Rica closed yesterdar without incident the 6,542 receiving boards and began the recount of votes of the second round to elect the president who will govern between 2018 and 2022.

The aspirants who reached the second round are the evangelical preacher of the conservative National Restoration Party, Fabricio Alvarado, and the journalist and political scientist of the ruling Partido Acción Ciudadana (center-left), Carlos Alvarado.

Carlos Alvarado and Fabricio Alvarado

The voting tables that were installed in the national territory were closed at 18:00 local time (00:00 GMT) this Sunday after 12 hours of election day, in which the TSE reported a good influx of voters and no incidents

After the closure, the electoral body began the vote count and it is estimated that it will provide the first results at 20:00 local time (2:00 GMT on Monday).

The court reported that “there are no significant incidents” and that the electoral day passed with absolute normality, in a general climate of respect and tolerance for the opinion of others.

The court has called for restraint on candidates and supporters of both parties to accept the results of the process.

There are 52 consulates abroad in 42 countries, where there are almost 32,000 registered Costa Ricans. Some tables located in Central America and the United States remain pending closure.

A total of 3,322,329 Costa Ricans were summoned to the polls this Sunday to elect the president who will govern the country from May 8 for the period 2018-2022 instead of Luis Guillermo Solís.

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