Costa Rica set for second-round presidential vote

San Jose (Costa Rica) (AFP) - Costa Rica appeared bound Sunday for a second round of voting in presidential polls, with the leading candidate failing to cross the 40 percent threshold to victory.

With nearly a quarter of the ballots counted, the Supreme Electoral Tribunal gave Jonny Araya, of the ruling right-wing National Liberation Party (PLN), 33.2 percent of the vote against 25.4 percent for his centrist rival Luis Guillermo Solis.....