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Costa Rica Voters Send Araya, Solis to Second Round Vote

Voters in Costa Rica sent former San Jose Mayor Johnny Araya and opposition leader Luis Guillermo Solis to an April 6 runoff after neither candidate won enough votes to win the presidency in the first round.

Solis of the Citizen’s Action Party, or PAC, had 31 percent of ballots cast yesterday, while Araya of the ruling National Liberation Party, or PLN, had 29.6 percent, according to the election tribunal. Voters also chose all 57 members of Congress. The breakdown of those results aren’t yet available.