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El Salvador and Costa Rica to Hold Runoff Elections

Written by Silvia Viñas On 3 February 2014 @ 13:47 pm | No Comments

In Costa Rica, El Salvador, Elections, English, Latin America, Politics, Quick Reads

El Salvador [1] and Costa Rica [2]held presidential elections yesterday, February 2, but both countries will define their president in a runoff vote.

In El Salvador, “results show Salvador Sanchez Ceren (FMLN) winning 49%, just short of the 50% he needed to win in the first round. Norman Quijano (ARENA) is in second place with 39%,” writes Boz from Bloggings by boz, where he shares “Five points on El Salvador's elections [3].”

Meanwhile in Costa Rica, The Tico Times [4]reports:

Center-left presidential candidate Luis Guillermo Solís will battle ruling party candidate Johnny Araya in a runoff on April 6 after Solís shocked many in this small Central American country by taking first place in preliminary results released late Sunday night.

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Costa Rica’s elections, which were peaceful, showed a growing polarization among progressive and conservative voters.


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URLs in this post:

[1] El Salvador: http://globalvoicesonline.org/2014/02/02/voting-day-in-el-salvador/

[2] Costa Rica : http://globalvoicesonline.org/2014/02/02/costa-ricans-go-to-the-polls-to-elect-a-new-president/

[3] Five points on El Salvador's elections: http://www.bloggingsbyboz.com/2014/02/five-points-on-el-salvadors-elections.html

[4] The Tico Times : http://www.ticotimes.net/2014/02/03/luis-guillermo-solis-and-johnny-araya-head-to-april-runoff-in-close-costa-rica-vote

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