Costa Rican politician and writer, who, as of April 2018, serves as the 48th President of Costa Rica. He is a member of the Citizens' Action Party, and is the youngest Costa Rican president since Alfredo Gonzalez Flores. He has had an award-winning literary career, known for his novels The Story of Cornelius Brown and The Possessions.
He has a bachelor's degree in communication and a master's degree in political science from the University of Costa Rica. He went on to receive a master's degree in developmental studies from the University of Sussex in the UK.
His Vice-President, Epsy Campbell, is the first Afro-Costa Rican to hold that office.
His wife is architect and urban planner Claudia Dobles Camargo. Their son Gabriel was born in 2013.