Figueres, of the National Liberation Party and 17 percent of votes, leads the preferences of Costa Rican voters, according to a poll conducted by the Center for Research and Political Studies of the University of Costa Rica (CIEP-UCR), published by Universidad weekly this Wednesday.
From January 27 to February 1, the CIEP-UCR interviewed via cell phone 1,026 Costa Ricans, of the total population, five days before the Sunday election date, with a margin of error of +/- 3.1 percentage points.
According to those results, Saborio, a candidate of the Social Christian Unity Party, is second with 12.9 percent, and therefore is in a technical tie with Figueres.
Evangelical preacher Fabricio Alvarado, of the New Republic Party and with 10.3 percent, is third.
Behind these three candidates are Rodrigo Chaves, of the Social Democratic Party with 8.2 percent; Jose Maria Villalta, of the Frente Amplio party (Broad Front Party) with 7.5 percent of vote intention; and Eliecer Feinzaig, of the Liberal Progressive Party with 5.7 percent.
Nearly 3.5 million Costa Ricans are called on February 6 to elect the president, two vice presidents and 57 legislators to the Legislative Assembly, who will hold office in the 2022-2026 period.