Costa Rican Renovation Party

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Costa Rican Renovation Party
President Justo Orozco Álvarez
Secretary-General Jimmy Soto Solano
Founded 1995
Ideology Conservatism,
Christian Democracy
Political position Right-wing
Colours Blue and White
Legislative Assembly
2 / 57
Party flag
Bandera de Renovación Costarricense.svg
Official Website
Politics of Costa Rica
Political parties

The Costa Rican Renovation Party (Spanish: Partido Renovación Costarricense) is a Christian political party in Costa Rica.


Established in 1995, the party first participated in national elections in 1998, when its presidential candidate, Sherman Thomas Jackson received 1.4% of the vote,[1] whilst they won a single seat in the parliamentary elections, taken by Justo Orozco.

Orozco was the party's presidential candidate in 2002, finishing fifth with 1.1% of the vote. The party also retained its sole parliamentary seat in the elections, taken by Carlos Avendaño. However, Avendaño left the party and founded his own faction.

In the 2006 elections the party's candidate Bolivar Serrano Hidalgo won 3.4% of the vote in the presidential election, but the party lost its parliamentary seat. In 2010 elections, Mayra Gonzalez finished sixth in the presidential contest with 0.7%, but the party regained parliamentary representation, winning a solitary seat, taken by Orozco.


  1. ^ Nohlen, D (2005) Elections in the Americas: A data handbook, Volume I, p182 ISBN 978-0-19-928357-6