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Trump Phenomenon Spreads: Nationalist Candidate Leads In 2018 Costa Rican Election

Fabricio Alvarado, a socially conservative nationalist, has won the first round of the Costa Rican presidential election with 25% of the vote, according to provisional results. He narrowly beat progressive candidate Carlos Alvarado, who won 22% of the vote. Carlos Alvarado and Fabricio Alvarado are now set to go on to the second round, which will take place on April 1. Centrist candidates Antonio Alvarez, Rudolfo Piza, and Juan Diego Castro, who came in third, fourth, and fifth place respectively, were eliminated, as was rival conservative candidate Rodolfo Hernández, who came in sixth place. It is expected that much of… Keep Reading

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