Montes de Oca will be dry next Sunday, election day

Drinkers in San Pedro will have to stock up early if they wish to toast the Sunday elections.

The municipal mayor, Fernando Trejos B., said that the  Municipalidad de Montes de Oca will be dry over election day. Under the current liquor law, cantons have the right to determine how they will handle alcohol, something that used to be reserved for the central government.

But those drinkers who forget to stock up, can simply take the bus to San José, which is not ordering a dry weekend.

Banning alcohol on election day stems from the old custom of politicians buying votes with drinks.

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