Libertarianism

Economists From Costa Rica's Social Christian Unity Party Endorse Libertarian Presidential Candidate

Say backing free markets is the only way to combat socialism and the ruling party

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In the latest step in the descent of the Social Christian Unity Party (PUSC), a group of party economists are now voicing their support for Libertarian Movement Party candidate Otto Guevara, saying his embrace of the free market is the only solution to the twin electoral threats of socialism and a continuation of the current ruling party's culture of corruption.

A former president of Costa Rica's Central Bank and previous PUSC supporter, Jorge Guardia, attacked one of the rising opposition candidates.

"The country faces an urgent political dilemma," Guardia said at a Tuesday press conference. "There exists the risk that José María Villalta, of the socialist Broad Front Party, could win the February presidential elections."