Government of Costa Rica wants to reform Constitution

The government of President Oscar Arias believes that the Constitution of Costa Rica, which has been in effect since 1949, "urgently" needs to be reformed.

Monday, December 1, 2008

The reforms are necessary in order to end the "legal paralysis" affecting the country, said the minister of the Presidency who is also the president's brother, Rodrigo Arias.

Arias argued that the current Constitution needs to be changed in order to eliminate a series of legal obstacles that prevent the Executive Power from moving ahead with its initiatives.

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