SAN JOSE, Costa Rica – Costa Ricans appeared likely to elect their first woman president Sunday as Central America's most politically and economically stable country chose between a career politician from the ruling party and an anti-taxation Libertarian.
Polls closed Sunday evening after a peaceful election and some people still lined up to cast their vote were turned away. Electoral Tribunal President Luis Sobrado said partial results would come in several hours.
Pre-election polls gave a nearly 20-point lead to Laura Chinchilla, who served as vice president under current President Oscar Arias, a Nobel Peace Prize winner and free-market enthusiast.
"All of this has been worth it. We are going to win, and in the first round," said Chincilla, who rose early Sunday to attend a traditional election-day Mass at the Metropolitan Cathedral.
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Answer by Anonymous at 9:12 PM on Feb. 7, 2010
Whatever, I just hope she really is what they expect. It doesn't matter what sex or color they are just that they are true to themselves and the people they serve.
Whats with the whatever??
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