Political parties pick leaders for new term

There will be a change in the Asamblea Legislativa come May 1, and the two dominating political parties in the country are ready to lead the new term.

The Partido Liberacion Nacional and the Partido Acción Ciudadana have already chosen their new political party chiefs and sub-chiefs for the May 1 to April 30, 2013 term.

The presidential party, Liberacionistas, voted unanimously on both positions. Fabio Molina Sánchez is the new Liberacion fraction leader. He is a representative from Alajuela. And the new deputy chief will be Siany Villalobos Argüello from Heredia.

Acción Ciudadana named Yolanda Acuña Castro as the new political fraction leader. She is from Heredia. Victor Hernández Cerdas from Cartago will be the new deputy chief.

May 1 also marks the date for a vote in the assembly for a new legislative president and other leaders.

Last year’s vote turned into a fiasco as lawmakers couldn’t agree on a president. Instead of the traditional vote that is done in one day the Assembly took two days

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