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Luis Guillermo Solis Wins Costa Rica Presidential Poll

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New President To Lead Costa Rica In Right Direction

A former diplomat, Luis Guillermo Solis, won the recent Costa Rica presidential elections.

Mr. Guillermo won 78 percent of votes and ousted the candidate from the ruling party who quit campaigning last month.

Surprisingly, his rival, Johnny Araya, of the ruling National Liberation Party announced last month he was withdrawing from his candidacy after polls revealed that he had little chance to win.

Mr. Solis included in his platforms to fight Costa Rica's poverty rate and eradicate the rise of graft and corruption.

Solis' supporters celebrated the victory by marching on the street and drivers honked their horns in jubilation.

Who is Luis Guillermo Solis?

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An Intel microprocessor facility in Costa Rica is responsible for 20% of Costa Rican exports and 5% of the country's GDP. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Mr. Solis grew up in a family of shoemakers. He was born in San Jose in 1958.

Before becoming an academic and diplomat, Mr. Solis earned a masters degree at the University of Tulane.

He has promised to elevate the social status of most Costa Ricans. In addition, Mr. Solis will include plans to attract new businesses to Costa Rica's booming free-trade zones.

US Congratulates The New President Of Costa Rica

US Secretary of State John Kerry congratulated Luis Guillermo Solis on his election as the next President of Costa Rica.

Secretary Kerry said the partnership between the United States and Costa Rica has a long history, and reflects many issues of common interest

Both countries affirmed commitment to democratic values and human rights.

"We stand ready to build on those common values with the Solis administration in the years to come." - Secretary Kerry

The United States and Costa Rica enjoy a close partnership. The Central American country supports the U.S. in international affairs, including in promoting democracy and human rights.

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