Costa Rica Controversial Economist Picked This Sunday Rodrigo Chavez Robles As president, he focused his message on a promise of “change” in a campaign to tackle corruption and Reduce public investment.
Chavez, what is that? Sanctioned for Sexual Harassment in 2019, belonging to the Social Democratic Progressive Party (centre right), won 52.9% of the vote, beating former President (1994-1998) and National Liberation Party (PLN) candidate Jose Maria Figueres, who captured 47 votes. , 1%. The abstention rate was 42.8%.
The president-elect will face a formidable challenge of only 10 out of a total of 57 deputies that make up the legislative power.
The new president will be forced to negotiate with five other parties in Congress, particularly with the PLN in Figueres, the largest with 19 lawmakers.
Chavez, a professional economist, proposes to reduce the size of the country, Reduce social costs and investment barriers and entrepreneurship, but his message focuses on the promise of a Fight corruption head on For this, he blamed traditional parties such as the National Liberation Party (PLN) to which his rival belongs.
The economist served as finance minister for six months from 2019 to 2020, and before that, he held various positions at the finance ministry. World Bankhe received in 2019 Internal sanctions Later reported sexual harassment by several colleagues.
Chavez will take office on May 8 for a four-year term, replacing Carlos Alvarado of the center-left Citizen Action Party, who served as finance minister for six months between 2019 and 2020.
“It’s up to us now to fulfill our responsibilities. Costa Rica doesn’t deserve failure. Costa Rica needs all of us,” Chavez said.