Industry Trend Analysis - Fabricio Alvarado Presidential Win Likely To Improve Healthcare Systems - APR 2018


BMI View: In Costa Rica, a win for Fabricio Alvarado Munoz of the conservative Restauracion Nacional party would be positive for the healthcare sector due to his emphasis on health reforms. However, the continued fiscal deficit will pose downside risks to healthcare funding in the long term.

Costa Rica continues to be an attractive market for multinational drugmakers despite risks to policy continuity following the February 2018 presidential election where no candidate garnered sufficient votes to win in the first round of voting. According to BMI's Country Risk team, Senator Fabricio Alvarado Munoz of the conservative Restauracion Nacional (RN) party is likely to win in the second round, topping former labour minister Carlos Alvarado Quesada of the centre-left Partido Accion Ciudadana (PAC) ( see 'Fabricio Alvarado Likely To Win Presidential Run-Off', March 26 2018).

Second Round Of Elections Positive For Health Reforms

Fabricio Alvarado's Lead Widens In Presidential Run-off Polling
Costa Rica - Presidential Polling
Source: Universidad de Costa Rica, OPol Consultores, BMI

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