Costa Rica’s presidential election will go into a runoff after evangelical preacher Fabricio Alvarado won the first round but failed to secure enough votes to win outright.
He will face Carlos Alvarado of the centre-left Citizen’s Action Party (PAC) in the second round on 1 April.
The election was dominated by the issue of same-sex marriage, after a court ruled that it should be recognised.
Fabricio Alvarado surged ahead after promising to oppose the ruling.
With almost all the ballots counted, the evangelical preacher had 24.8% of the vote, while Carlos Alvarado had 21.8%. The two candidates are not related.