Acción Ciudadana’s Solís wins second party’s support

Partido Acción Ciudadana has entered into a pact with Alianza Patriótica, another political party.

This means that Alianza Patriótica will support the presidential ambitions of Luis Guillermo Solís of Acción Ciudadana.

The parties have similar philosophies. Both Alianza Patriótica and Solís oppose the free trade treaty with the United States.   Alianza Patriótica is rabidly opposed to Óscar Arias Sánchez and his wing of Partido Liberación Nacional.

If Solís wins, members of Alianza Patriótica expect to participate by assuming appointed positions in his administration, Acción Ciudadana said.

The party also announced Sunday that Helio Fallas and Ana Helena Chacón will be the vice presidential nominees.

Fallas is an economist with experience is strengthened the middle class, the party said. Ms. Chacón is a former vice minister of security and a former legislative deputy. She has been recognized for her work with children and as director of  Fundación PANIAMOR, which campaigns against sex tourism.

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