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Costa Rica candidate leaves presidential race

Friday, October 4, 2013

The leading opposition candidate in Costa Rica's presidential race unexpectedly dropped out on Thursday.

Rodolfo Hernández, candidate for the centre-right Social Christian Unity Party, said he was stepping down in a letter released on Thursday.

Hernandez blamed "backstabbing" by his own party and alleged that some dissatisfied members passed information to the centrist PLN's candidate, Johnny Araya.

Source: Reuters