Sunday, December 06, 2009

Chinchilla still first in Costa Rica

(Angus Reid Global Monitor) - Former vice-president Laura Chinchilla remains ahead of her rivals in Costa Rica’s presidential race, according to a poll by Unimer published in La Nacion. 43 per cent of respondents would support the ruling National Liberation Party (PLN) candidate in next year’s ballot.

Otto Guevara of the Libertarian Movement (ML) is second with 30 per cent, followed by former economy minister Otton Solis of the Citizens Action Party (PAC) with 16 per cent, and Luis Fishman of the Social Christian Unity Party (PUCS) with six per cent.

On Nov. 29, Chinchilla announced her intention to establish a Family Ministry if elected, adding, "We will not support any law that favours abortion, because endangering life is not the answer."

The next presidential election in Costa Rica is scheduled for Feb. 7, 2010.

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