Weekly Report - 10 February 2022 (WR-22-06)

COSTA RICA: Figueres secures pole position

An uneventful electoral campaign featuring a record 25 presidential candidates concluded on 6 February with an unexpected result. Former president José María Figueres Olsen (1994-1998), of the country’s Partido Liberación Nacional (PLN), progressed to a second-round run-off on 3 April against a surprise package, Rodrigo Chaves Robles, who spent most of his career working at the World Bank, of the Partido Progreso Social Democrático (PPSD).

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