Cuban Minister arrives in Costa Rica to transfer powers

Cuba’s Minister of Science, Technology and Environment, Elba Rosa Perez, arrived in Costa Rica today to lead her country’s delegation at the inauguration of President-elect Rodrigo Chavez.

The Minister will represent the President of Cuba, Miguel Díaz-Canel, at the 2022 Transfer of Powers Ceremony in Costa Rica next Sunday, where Carlos Alvarado will hand the presidential sash to Chavez, who will thus take over the leadership of that country. For the period 2022-2026.

The Director of Central America and the Caribbean at the Cuban Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Gustavo Velez, and Cuban Ambassador to Costa Rica, Jorge Rodriguez, complete the Caribbean island delegation to change the leadership in this country.

With 52.84 percent of the valid vote, Chávez, of the Social Democratic Progress Party, won the second round of the general election on April 3, against the National Liberation Party’s candidate, former President Jose Maria Figueres (1994-1998).

Delegates from 97 countries and international organizations confirmed their attendance at the ceremony, including the King of Spain, Felipe VI, and the leaders of Panama, the Dominican Republic, Colombia and Kosovo.

The Commission for the Transfer of Powers 2022-2026 indicated that the Prime Ministers of Haiti and Curaçao and the Prime Minister of Morocco have included their attendance.

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