Social Christian Unity Party chooses presidential candidate

May 19, 2013

Rodolfo Hernández Gómez on Sunday beat Rodolfo Piza Rocafort with nearly 80 percent of party votes to represent the Social Christian Unity Party (PUSC) in next year’s presidential elections.

The PUSC primary election comitee opened 811 voting centers from 9 a.m.-6 p.m., and results were announced at 8 p.m. at the Radisson Hotel in San José.

The party’s primary committee reported that some 145,000 people voted.

Hernández, 62, is a physician with 38 years of experience in his field. For the past 12 years, he served as director of the National Children’s Hospital.

Three PUSC candidates have become presidents of Costa Rica: Rafael Ángel Calderón Fournier (1990-1994), Miguel Ángel Rodríguez Echeverría (1998-2002) and Abel Pacheco de la Espriella (2002-2006).

Hernández will face presidential candidate and San José Mayor Johnny Araya, from the ruling National Liberation Party, who leads in the polls, and other opposition candidates. 

You may be interested

Of snow, kindness and Northern Lights: a Costa Rican in Manitoba, Canada
Please Send Coffee!
1216 views
Please Send Coffee!
1216 views

Of snow, kindness and Northern Lights: a Costa Rican in Manitoba, Canada

Gustavo Díaz Cruz - December 14, 2017

My mom named me Gustavo Adolfo. I was born in Puntarenas, next to the sea, but my home was in…

Response to disaster: aid successes, struggles in post-Maria Puerto Rico
Weather
1178 views
Weather
1178 views

Response to disaster: aid successes, struggles in post-Maria Puerto Rico

John McPhaul - December 13, 2017

As Costa Rica joins many other nations in looking back upon the horrendous 2017 hurricane season, longtime Tico Times contributor…

Looking back at Hurricane Maria: the initial impact
Weather
2050 views
Weather
2050 views

Looking back at Hurricane Maria: the initial impact

John McPhaul - December 12, 2017

As Costa Rica joins many other nations in looking back upon the devastating 2017 hurricane season, longtime Tico Times contributor…