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Center-left candidate wins Costa Rica presidential election - Metro US

Center-left candidate wins Costa Rica presidential election

Presidential candidate of the National Restoration party (PRN) Fabricio Alvarado Munoz, shows his ballot to the media during the presidential election in San Jose, Costa Rica, April 1, 2018. REUTERS/Juan Carlos Ulate
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MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Costa Rica’s center-left presidential hopeful Carlos Alvarado Quesada took an insurmountable lead in a Sunday presidential runoff, winning 61 percent of the vote in a race that exposed deep divisions in the country over religion.

Costa Rica’s electoral council announced the preliminary result with 91 percent of polling stations counted.

(Reporting by David Alire Garcia; Editing by Frank Jack Daniel)

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