The Electoral Observer Mission of the Organization of American States, which participated in the Costa Rican process, presented its preliminary report in which it concluded that equal marriage marked the campaign.
On Monday morning, the former president of Colombia, Andrés Pastrana, head of the mission in Costa Rica, revealed part of the conclusions, where he praises the process and sets it as an example for Latin America. Similarly, Pastrana insists that the criterion issued by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights on marriage between persons of the same sex and the right to choose a gender in the Civil Registry weighed on the electoral result.
The Mission observed that the advisory opinion of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights on gender identity and equality and non-discrimination of persons of the same sex dominated the political debate,”
said the OAS mission in its preliminary report.
In view of this and the results that were put on Fabricio Alvarado from National Restoration and Carlos Alvarado from Acción Ciudadana, the OAS believes that this issue should be in the background for April 1st, when the new President of the country will be elected in a second round.
Given that we already know the positions of the candidates who will compete in the second round, it would be important that the campaign can concentrate on the integrity of the programmatic axes,”
assured the organization.