Post electoral: presidential elections in Costa Rica
The runoff election in Costa Rica took place this Sunday. Rodrigo Chaves, of Partido Progreso Social Democrático (PPSD), has won, obtaining 52.85% of the votes with 98.15% of ballot stations counted. Chaves won in all but two of the country’s seven provinces and, according to preliminary results, beat his rival from Partido Liberación Nacional (PLN), José María Figueres, by a margin of 5.7%. The new president will take office on May 8 and will be in post until 2026.