Economist Rodrigo Chavez was elected the new president of Costa Rica this Sunday, with almost 53% of the vote, compared to 47% of the vote in the second round for former President Jos Mara Figueroa, who recorded more than 40% of the vote. Voter.
In Costa Rica’s national political career he is considered an “outsider” or practically unknown because most of his career has been spent abroad, and since he began as a candidate he has devoted himself to attacking previous administrations of traditional parties. Including the country in which he was a part. One of the campaign slogans is “Clean the house”.
Chavez is a professional economist who has already been embroiled in controversy over his tenure at the World Bank, overthrowing the government of outgoing Carlos Alvarado, while being recognized as highly educated after earning a doctorate in economics. Scholarships from Ohio University and Harvard University in the United States to study poverty issues in Asia.
The future president of Costa Rica promises that the accusations leveled against him over the events between 2008 and 2013 are jokes misunderstood by cultural differences, although the World Bank fired him in response. He is beyond jokes.
At that international organization he became the director of the office in Indonesia.
However, in Costa Rica, for only six months as the country’s finance minister in the Alvarado government, he was known only for his quick work, in which he sought to revive the country’s economy, which had been severely affected by various epidemics. Controversial actions, including tax on income equivalent to $ 7,500.
Chavez made the fight against corruption one of his flags, and he blamed previous governments for its rise.
He also expressed his desire to use state reforms through a referendum if necessary. Among other things, he spoke of a set of executive orders to make services and basic goods cheaper, which he acknowledged in his first statements to the press on Monday morning.
In the last days of the campaign, Chavez approached the evangelicals and signed an agreement with some of their representatives, in which he promised to remove the so-called gender ideology in the education system.
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