San José, Feb 6 (EFE).- The candidate of the evangelical New Republic Party, the preacher and journalist Fabricio Alvarado, cast his vote this Sunday and asked citizens for their support to “overcome” corruption in Costa Rica. “I am excited to know that there are many people who are mobilizing throughout the country for the New Republic, which is the option for economic reactivation and real solutions to defeat the bipartisanship that corruption represents,” Alvarado said after voting at the Joaquín school. García Monge, in the town of Desamparados, in the south of San José. The candidate, who four years ago lost in the second round to Carlos Alvarado and who is one of the candidates with the most support according to the polls, stated that he feels “a great expectation” and that he is very happy” to participate in the electoral process. “This is part of being Costa Rican. I reiterate the call to Costa Ricans so that we go vote for Costa Rica, for this country that we love so much, and to beat the ways of governing that have brought so much harm to our country,” he said. The polling stations in this country Central American will be open 12 hours between 06:00 and 18:00 local time (from 12:00 to 00:00 GMT) and the Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE) is expected to publish the first results at 20:45 (02:45 GMT) There are 3.5 million voters those summoned to attend the 6,767 voting boards located in educational centers throughout the country and even in prisons, as well as another 80 boards in consulates in 42 countries. For these elections, a record number of 25 presidential candidates were registered and according to the polls, it is most likely that a second round will be necessary on April 3. In addition to the president, in these elections Costa Ricans will choose the 57 deputies of the Legislative Assembly, also for e he period 2022-2026.