Former president José María Figueres Olsen has given his support to San José mayor Johnny Araya, saying he will join the campaign to ensure an Araya presidency.
Figueres revealed his support for Araya to Amelia Rueda in an interview at the Soda Tapia, a popular restaurant in La Sabana.
For now, Figueres’ role in the presidential campaign is unknown, however, it does not rule out the former president going from community to community drumming up support for Araya.
Figueres and Araya have met regularly to discuss the state of the nation and the current status of the campaign. In the past Araya has been quoted as saying that it was just a matter of time before Figueres would join him in his presidential bid.
Figueres travels back and forth between Switzerland and Costa Rica, arriving Thursday night, in his continuing promottion his project “Via Costarricense”.
Figueres is schedule to leave Costa Rica on Sunday, but is expected back at the end of the month to take part the IV Congreso Latinoamericano de Turismo Médico (Latin American Congress of Medical Tourism), which he will be among the speakers.