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Former president of Costa Rica Laura Chinchilla will head the first Electoral Observation Mission of the OAS in the United States

  September 12, 2016

The former president of Costa Rica, Laura Chinchilla, will head the first Electoral Observation Mission that the OAS will deploy to the United States and that will observe the upcoming November 8 elections.

Chinchilla, appointed by the OAS Secretary General, Luis Almagro, served as President of the Republic of Costa Rica during the period 2010-2014, becoming the first women to occupy this position in her country. She previously served as deputy of the Legislative Assembly, Minister of Public Security, Minister of Justice and Vice President of the Republic.

In 2015, the former Costa Rican president led the Observation Mission deployed by the OAS to Mexico to observe the federal election held on June 7 of that year.

Reference: E-097/16