-José María Figueres started his day with a great breakfast and took the opportunity to attend to the press in his home.
– The liberationist candidate accompanied his wife Cinthya to cast his vote at the Villas de Ayarco School at around 5:45 am.
Drafting: José María Figueres cast his vote at around 7:30 am at the Escuela San Cristóbal Sur, in Desamparados.
Figueres attended the press minutes after casting his vote and expressed his enthusiasm for knowing the results of the electoral contest.
“Here we get up early in the morning, I already have reports that members of the liberationist family and other parties that have joined us are being deployed to the voting centers, to be there at 6 am to receive the votes of the Costa Ricans, by far enthusiasm, joy and participation to reinforce democracy and win”. José María declared this morning at the shared breakfast with the press.
The liberationist candidate also took the opportunity to make a very respectful call to the population to attend to vote and affirmed “We slept a little but deeply, there is a lot of hope for today” he concluded.
On the other hand, his wife, Cinthya Berrocal, said that they have been receiving the press since four in the morning, mentioned that people started working at three in the morning and that she hopes it will be a day of a lot of work, of a lot of emotion. . “I am going to vote first, with great emotion,” she concluded.
José María Figueres Olsen, 67, former president of Costa Rica, wants to govern the country again. He is the candidate of the center-left National Liberation party and one of his main campaign slogans is “Let’s have a president again.”
Figueres faces in the second round the economist and former Minister of Finance Rodrigo Chaves Robles, of the conservative Social Democratic Progress Party.
According to data registered in the Supreme Electoral Tribunal, TSE, for the fourth time, the voters of the Costa Rican country will have to decide in the second round who will be the next president of the republic, the same situation as in the 2002, 2014 and 2018 elections. .
According to TSE data, none of the candidates in the February 6 contest achieved 40% of the valid votes to avoid a ballot.
This Sunday, April 3, the industrial engineer and former president José María Figueres, candidate of the center-left National Liberation party, and the economist and former Minister of Finance Rodrigo Chaves, of the conservative Social Democratic Progress party, will contest the presidency of Costa Rica during the period 2022- 2026.
In the first round and with almost 90% of the polling stations processed, the Court’s results gave Figueres the first place with an advantage of around 10 percentage points. Figueres obtained 27.26%, compared to 16.70% for Chaves.
Alarming data in the first electoral round
A fact that undoubtedly worried the entire country was that the highest percentage was abstentionism with 40.29%, a figure, the highest since 1953, that stalks the candidates in the second round of one of the most stable on the continent. But clouded by the loss of confidence of the electorate who, according to experts, do believe in the democratic system of the country, but less and less in the proposals of the political parties.