ODIO Rodrigo Karatsu( President of Costa Rica in 1978-82 gg.)
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Biography ODIO Rodrigo Karatsu
Rodrigo Josц╘ RamцЁn Francisco de Jesц╨s Karatsu Odio was born Dec. 27, 1926 in the town of Cartago. During 1950-60-x godorv he was an active member of the National Liberation Party (Partido de Liberacion Nacional). During this time he served as director of the National Institute for Housing and Urbanization, as well as director of the Central Bank of Costa Rica.
In 1969, Karatsu left the party and became leader of the political opposition. With a slight advantage Karatsu won the main candidate for president of the National Liberation Party in elections in 1978. His triumph was partly due to the fact that a certain number of voters voted for the former PNA financier of the United States Robert Vesco.
. Karatsu conducted its campaign in terms of further reforms as the candidate of the coalition, consisting of 4 parts and called the United Party (Partido de Unidad)
. Speaking with the press in downtown San Jose after the announcement is difficult to get to him victory (Karatsu received slightly more than half of the 755 thousand votes cast) Karatsu, . as well as throughout his campaign, . announced intentions to get rid of waste and corruption in public administration as one of the main goals of his presidency.,
. The campaign Karatsu focused attention not on his political opponents, Luis Alberto Monge, and at the party opponent
. Appealing to what he termed "a great national desire for change," Karatsu criticized the expansion of bureaucracy in government and bloated budget. However, when Rodrigo Karatsu talked about getting rid of corruption, he was referring to the name of Robert Vesco, accused of embezzlement. He considered the situation Vesco in Costa Rica, especially its dependence on the former president and founder of the PNA Jose Figueres Ferrer, the outgoing President Daniel QuirцЁs, as something reprehensible.
. Karatsu said that Vesco was involved in government corruption, and vowed as president, to ask him to leave Costa Rica "as quickly as possible"
. Please Vesco about obtaining Costa Rican citizenship was rejected in August.