Costa Rica presidential election set to be decided by run off

Costa Rican conservative singer Fabricio Alvarado Munoz on election trail
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Evangelical singer Fabricio Alvarado Munoz will face-off against unrelated ex-government minister Carlos Alvarado Quesada

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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.

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