Rodrigo Chaves Become Costa Rica’s New President – Economist Rodrigo Chaves officially assumed the position of president of Costa Rica this Sunday in an investiture ceremony presided over by the head of Congress, Rodrigo Arias, in which he conveyed a message of submission to the “citizen will “.
“I am very clear that if I put forward the beacon of that citizen will, I will never get lost. the excuse that this country cannot govern itself, because the order of the people is that it govern”, he made known in his speech.
The president, in addition, declared himself as a “facilitator” and a conciliatory figure for “a people that today is divided between deputies, unions, businessmen and institutions,” as he explained in his appearance, collected by the Costa Rican newspaper ‘ The country’.
“The forces of the opposition are also forces of the people. They are also that common heartbeat that unites us as a country. Let’s build bridges that recover the people’s much-damaged trust in their political leaders,” he said.
Chaves, former Finance Minister for just a few months, won the second round of the presidential elections after obtaining 52.8% of the vote on April 3, ahead of José María Figueres.
Last month, the now president had to publicly apologize to the two World Bank workers who denounced him for harassment more than a decade ago and promised to settle the “historic debt” with women in different fields.
The president mentioned this issue in his speech, reiterating that his “first political commitment” as president “will be to stop discrimination and harassment against all women in all areas of the country.”