Tuesday, February 9, 2010

New President

I am so happy to share the news that my home country Costa Rica has a new elected president as of Sunday Feb 7th, 2010.

photo by: nacion.com

But that also for the first time in the history of my country, it is a woman who now gets to sit on the presidential chair. Laura Chinchilla of PLN (Partido Liberacion Nacional) won with almost a 47% of the total votes. 

I am very happy and proud to know that the political party that my family has always followed is giving our country this great accomplishment in the 21st century, but mostly I am proud to know that Costa Rica is ready for a different mind set by choosing to be governed and be taken cared of by a woman president. 

photo by: cnn.com

I guess it is true what I've read lately in some articles about Costa Rica being a happy country, the past election proves one more time that we do not need military and violence to be able to practice democracy to the fullest, and although we have had tough times with corrupted governments/presidents (like many other countries of the world), we are still proud to go out on the streets, defend out right to choose our government and to always want to best for our people and our country.

photo by: nacion.com

I hope God gives the strength and the knowledge to our new President Chinchilla, to always put our country first, to honestly care for her roots, her culture and our people. May this be the beginning of many wonderful opportunities for my country and the continuation of many projects and laws that would help the continued growth of our economy, improvement of social security, continuing the right approach towards sustainable ecology and peace...

photo by: nacion.com

Viva Costa Rica! (Long live Costa Rica!).

3 commented; now it's your turn!:

Kim Williams said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

i read a brief statement about this via Twitter a few days ago. i'm glad to find out more. i am also glad to find you here. off to read more.

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Oh, I didn't know. That is amazing. I'm glad you are posting about it because I can learn more about your country and something that is now known world wide!

MarkD60 said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Pura Vida!

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