The BBC wrote:Costa Rica is set to have its first female president, after election results gave governing party candidate Laura Chinchilla an unassailable lead.
With most votes counted from Sunday's poll, Ms Chinchilla had 47% of the vote, 22 points ahead of the main opposition contender, Otton Solis.
Ms Chinchilla, a former vice-president, has pledged to continue the free-market policies of outgoing head, Oscar Arias.
She has also promised to tackle violent crime, a growing issue in Costa Rica.
"The biggest challenge we face is criminality, violence and drug-trafficking," Ms Chinchilla, 50, told her supporters.
Next up, Hilary Clinton?