A poll by Telenoticias, local channel 7 news, to know what Costa Ricans believe should be the presidenta’s priority for 2013 reveals that most Ticos are disenchanted with the political climate.
The new year started off with Rodrigo Arias throwing in the towel. He launched his presidential bid within days of Laura Chinchilla taking office on May 2010. On Friday he stunned supporters and the nation with his wanting nothing to do with politics. At least for now.
The poll, which was taken before the Arias announcement, revealed that one half not only did not believe in voting for one party or another, but simply do not believe in the country’s political system
The majority of the respondents felt that all politicians “never fulfill their promises”. Asked of their beliefs in presidenta Chinchilla, a resounding “she has not be able to in three years, don’t think this last year will make any difference”.
With Costa Rica now into an election year, the list of candidates – those with declared aspirations – is bleak. “More of the same tired faces”, many feel if what they face.