Former president Rafael Ángel Calderón said it and the presidential candidate of the Republican party, Rodolfo Hernández reiterated it: the next president of Costa Rica will emerge from a second round of elections in 2018.
The number of matches and the division of support suggest that it is very difficult to reach the minimum 40% of votes to get the victory.
Costa Rica is no longer bipartisan. Winning in the first round is a thing of the past. From now on we will see a second round and that’s where we will win,”
said the doctor, former director of the National Children’s Hospital.
Hernández was declared a candidate of the Republican Party last September. He says that he has toured the country twice for votes and he is preparing for the elections.
I am structuring the task force for the 2018 elections, not to participate, but to win, because I think of the help I can give to the next generations,”
explained the candidate.
On Sunday, the Republican party chose its candidates for the National Assembly.
The president of the party, Dragos Donalescu, will go for the first place for Alajuela, while the secretary general and former legislator, Rodolfo Sotomayor, will seek to return to the Assembly in the first place for Puntarenas.