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11,000 more naturalized citizens will vote in 2014

Data released by Costa Rica’s Supreme Elections Tribunal (TSE), show that 50,000 naturalized citizens are registered to vote in upcoming presidential elections on Feb. 2, 2014.

That figure means that the 2014 election will see 11,000 more naturalized citizens vote than in 2010.

Most of the new citizens are from Nicaragua, Colombia, the United States, Cuba, El Salvador, the Dominican Republic and China.

According to the TSE report, Costa Rica’s registered voters for next year total 3,011,000 citizens.

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