Opposition lawmakers maintain control of Legislative Assembly's Directorate

After nine hours of negotiations, including several recesses, evangelical lawmaker Gonzalo Ramírez Zamora became President of the Legislative Assembly Directorate for the last year of the current legislative term.
Ramírez, 45, a pastor and lawyer from the Costa Rican Renovation Party, got 26 votes, with 24 going to the ruling Citizen Action Party’s candidate, Ottón Solís Fallas. According to legislative rules, the blank and null votes – a total of seven – were added to the winner’s tally, so

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