Costa Rican presidential candidates attend mass on election day

Feb. 2, 2014 at 1:36 PM

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- Costa Ricans took to the polls Sunday to elect one of 13 candidates as president of the country.

More than 3 million people were registered to vote at 2,115 polling stations, the Supreme Electoral Tribunal said.

Four of the presidential front-runners attended mass Sunday at the Metropolitan Cathedral, calling for dialogue and understanding, La Nacion reported.

"We are interested in Costa Rica succeeding, it is a chance to promote dialogue," said Citizen Action Party candidate Luis Guillermo Solis said.

Social Christian Unity Party candidate Rodolfo Piza called for a message of respect and solidarity.

"Understand each other and respect one another to together build a better country," he said.

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