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Evangelical, Ruling Party Candidate Eye Runoff in Costa Rica

Two candidates with the same last name and opposing stances on gay marriage, an issue that came to dominate Costa Rica’s presidential campaign, led election returns and appear headed to a runoff to decide who will be the Central American nation’s next leader. With 94 percent of the ballots counted Monday, Fabricio Alvarado, an evangelical whose political stock soared after he came out strongly against same-sex marriage, had 24.9 percent of the vote. Carlos Alvarado, the only major...

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