Costa Rica’s First Female President Takes Office

By Dialogo
May 11, 2010

Really good to hear about Costa Rica's first female president. We have heard about the lots of name of president but they are male. Actually i was searching Online Shopping for female in india and i found your post & its really great info. Thanks for sharing nice info here Laura Chinchilla became Costa Rica's first female president Saturday, promising a more inclusive, transparent and green government, which she immediately put to work by suspending all open-pit mining projects in the country. "My government will be for all women and men," Chichilla said after her open-air swearing in ceremony at a central square with thousands of supporters cheering her on. Guests from 56 nations attended the event. Chinchilla accepted the presidential sash that moments before had been worn by Oscar Arias, the twice elected president who won the 1987 Nobel Peace Prize for helping end civil wars in Central America. The 51-year-old Arias protégé became president after winning the February 7 presidential election representing the center-left National Liberation Party (PLN). She is the third female president in Central America, after Violeta Chamorro of Nicaragua and Mireya Moscoso of Panama. The socially conservative president is expected to continue Arias's pro-free trade policies and international business ties, but could face tough deal-making in Congress, where her party lacks an absolute majority.