Former legislator and former Partido Liberacion Nacional (PLN) party presidential candidate, José Miguel Corrales is back and with a new party and ready to take down the “PLN power”.
His new party is the Patria Neuva.
The aim of Corrales is form a grand coalition of opposition parties to face the ruling party.
In his opinion, Corrales says the only option for change is to dethrone the PLN power. He acknoledges that the task is difficult, but not impossible, if there is will.
In the past, the Patria Nueva has held meetings to form a coalition with the Frente Amplio and the Partido Acción Ciudadana (PAC). However, the pact is in hold as the PAC renews its party structure now that Ottón Solís is not their front man.
Corrales ran for president in 1998 losing to Miguel Ángel Rodríguez Echeverría (PUSC).
For the 2002 election, Corrales lost the PLN nomination to Rolando Araya Monge (brother Johnny Araya and current PLN party candidate for 2014). The 2002 elections was won by Abel Pacheco of the PUSC.
Corrales was a strong opponent to the Óscar Arias Sánchez nomination for the 2006 elections. He was also a strong opponent to the Free Trade Agreement with the United States. He served as legislator on several occasions, 1974-1978, 1986-1990 and 2002-2006.