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Costa Rica presidential election set to be decided by run off

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Costa Rican conservative singer Fabricio Alvarado Munoz on election trail

Evangelical singer Fabricio Alvarado Munoz has won the first round of Costa Rica's presidential election.

But the Christian conservative, who shot to fame as a candidate after denouncing same-sex marriage, failed to reach 40 percent, must now face ex-government minister Carlos Alvarado Quesada, the centre-left candidate who was also once a singer in a prog-rock band. The run-off on April 1 will definitively end decades of a two-party system in the peaceful Central American nation.