United States congratulates Rodrigo Chavez for his election as president of Costa Rica, said on Monday the US Secretary of State, Anthony Blinken.
We look forward to “strengthening the ties between our nations to advance common interests, including the humanitarian management of migration, the protection of the environment, and working with democratic partners in the region for a more secure, prosperous, and democratic hemisphere,” he said in a statement. release.
Chaves, a 60-year-old right-wing economist, questioned after a sanction for sexual harassment when he worked at the World Bank, prevailed with his new Social Democratic Progress Party, but, lacking a majority in Congress, he will have to negotiate to achieve a plan of government.
Blinken described Costa Rica as a “beacon of democracy in the Americas and the world,” after an electoral process without violence.
“Our bilateral relations remain rooted in shared democratic values that encompass freedom, inclusion and respect for human rights.”