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Evangelical holds lead over 14 points ahead of Costa Rica election runoff

SAN JOSE: Evangelical Christian Fabricio Alvarado Munoz has a lead of more than 14 points over his centre-left rival ahead of Costa Rica’s second-round presidential election, according to a poll published on Friday.

Ahead of the April 1 vote, the controversial religious singer and former journalist Alvarado Munoz is backed by 57.35 per cent of the vote, while former centre-left minister Carlos Alvarado Quesada has backing of 42.65 per cent, according to a poll by OPol Consultores.

The poll of 2,000 people was taken between Feb 8 and 9.

Alvarado Munoz’s rise on a ticket fiercely opposing gay marriage was helped by the decline of a centrist two-party system that stretched back decades in a country long considered one of the most stable in Latin America.

He was elected to the national assembly in 2014 as the only federal deputy representing the Christian-backed National Restoration Party (PRN). Since Sunday’s election, the party now has 14 seats.



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