Polls open in Costa Rica presidential election

Polls opened on Sunday for Costa Rica's presidential election, seeing citizens take to the ballot box to decide between right-wing Rodrigo Chaves and centrist Jose Maria Figueres.

Personnel of the Electoral Supreme Court open a polling station at the San Cristobal Sur school in La Lucha, as Costa Ricans start voting for the presidential runoff election, on April 3, 2022. (Photo: AFP)

"As of this moment the voting stations open. Go to your center and vote," the electoral tribunal said on Twitter. Polls opened at 6:00 a.m. local time (1200 GMT) and will close at 6:00 p.m. (0000 GMT).