In February 1990, Rafael Angel Calderón Fournier, a conservative lawyer and candidate for the Social Christian Unity Party (PUSC), won a narrow victory with 51% of the vote.
was inaugurated 50 years to the day after his
father, the great reformer, was named president.
Rafael Angel Calderón Fournier, President of Costa Rica from 1990-1994 is now in jail.
is being investigated for possibly accepting payments from the French company Alcatel that was awarded a large cellular phone contract here in Costa Rica