Because I got here just about three and a half years ago, this will be my first election in Costa Rica. It’s a bit different from the U.S., especially in terms of advertisements, adornments, and publicity. Everyone says that this year has been really subdued compared to usual, though.
It’s still very common to see flags representing the different parties, hoisted up onto flagpoles or tall bamboo sticks. These two flags were on a house I passed in Rincon de Zaragoza de Palmares de Alajuela, on the way to work yesterday.
The yellow and red flags represent the PAC, the Citizen’s Action Party, whose candidate is Ottón Solís.