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Rolling in on an RV in the middle of the Avenida in downtown San José, Epsy Campbell launched her campaign for the leadership nomination of the Partido Accion Cuidadana (PAC).

The former legislator’s campaign slogan is “Vamos o no a sacar a Liberación?” (Are you we going to push out the Liberationists?).

Epsy fielded questions from the press in front of her RV in the Monday afternoon campaign launch. Her campaign manager had said over the weekend there would be no stage or bandstand, that Epsy would be among the people.

The young contender for the presidential chair in 2014 said she would not spend more than ¢15 million colones on the party leadership campaign.

The Partido Acción Ciudadana (PAC) is a is a left-leaning political party whose platform is based on encouraging citizen participation and involvement in politics.

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The party was founded by Ottón Solís in December 2000 and it was Solís who ran and lost the first three presidential elections for the party. On February 8, 2010 – the day after the election – Solis announced that he was abandoning politics for good, expressing his desire to create spaces for a new emerging leaders.

At the end of the press conference, Epsy was put on the mat by a young man from Limón. Watch the video.


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