Although some of the names of the presidential candidates for 2018 were revealed since 2016, politics will explode this year.
2017 will experience a first semester of infighting within each party, and a fully pre-election second semester, paving the way towards what will be the elections of February 4th, 2018. Today it seems far away, but it’s right around the corner.
This will be the electoral scenario for 2017:
While the ruling party still does not define names to fight the presidential chair, the National Liberation Party and the Social Christian Unity have four candidates.
The PAC will define its candidates in the first month of the year. It seems they will be legislator Epsy Campbell and Labour Minister Carlos Alvarado.
The verdiblanca sidewalk was the most active in 2016. José Figueres, Enrique Rojas, Roberto Thompson, Rolando González, Sigifredo Aiza, Clinton Cruickshank and Antonio Álvarez announced their aspirations to be candidates. However, Rojas and Thompson retired and gave their adhesion to Álvarez Desanti.
The convention of the Social Christian Unity Party will bring the leadership of Rodolfo Piza, Rafael Ortíz and Miguel Carabaguíaz to the debate, in a struggle that aims to return the party to the foreground of the electoral picture.
The decision of José María Villalta to decline to participate as a candidate for Frente Amplio, leaves legislator Edgardo Araya as the main figure to assume that role.
In the Libertarian Movement, Otto Guevara also will also announce his decision this year, while legislator Natalia Díaz confirmed she wants to fight for the position months ago.
Dr. Rodolfo Hernández emerges as the alternative for the Republican Social Christian Party and Sergio Mena commands the New Generation Party campaign.