(MENAFN) On Sunday, Costa Ricans elected their coming president following a separated election distinguished by massive abstentions.
With 96 percent of the votes recorded, economist Rodrigo Chavez won the second round of the presidential voting with 52.9 percent.
Chavez was minister of finance in the Central American nation for half a year between 2019 and 2020 after heading various ranks at the World Bank. Past president Figueres accepted loss after a short time of the electoral tribunal declared the results.
"I congratulate Rodrigo Chavez and wish him the best," he stated. "Costa Rica has voted and the people have spoken. We, as the democrats that we are, will always be respectful of that decision.”
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