What do Abel Pacheco, Oscar Arias and Laura Chinchilla have in common besides being the president of Costa Rica? They shared the same spot on the ballot box.
The last three presidential candidates, Pacheco, Arias and Chinchilla, occupied the same position on the ballot box as does now José Maria Villalta does for 2014.
This is the first box to the left on the bottom row.
On Wednesday the Tribunal Supremo Elecciones (TSE) announced the placement of the candidates for the Feb 2 elections, with Hector Monetestiel, candidate for the Workers Party (Partido de los Trajabadores) winning the coin toss, so to speak, for first position (top left).
TSE political adviser, Gustavo Román, said that some have a thesis on the candidates position on the ballot box, but based on the history of elections, he does not believe it influences voter intentions.