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Conservative Candidate Holds the Lead in Costa Rica’s Presidential Election

An anti-gay marriage candidate holds the lead in Costa Rica’s presidential election, but he is falling short of the threshold to avoid the runoff. With about 70 percent of the ballots counted, Christian singer and television anchor Fabricio Alvarado of the right-wing National Restoration Party had received 25 percent of the vote, according to the tally published by the country's Supreme Electoral Tribunal. Alvarado's nearest rival was Carlos Alvarado Quesada of the governing...

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