Elections in Costa Rica

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Elections in Costa Rica gives information on elections and election results in Costa Rica.

Costa Rica elects on national level a head of state – the president – and a legislature. The President of Costa Rica is, together with two vice-presidents, elected for a four-year term by the people. The Legislative Assembly (Asamblea Legislativa) has 57 members, elected for four-year terms by proportional representation in each of the country's seven provinces.

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Election[edit]

Position 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Type Presidential (February)
National Congress (February)
Gubernatorial (February)
None Presidential (February)
National Congress (February)
Gubernatorial (February)
President and
vice president
President and vice president None President and vice president
National Congress All seats None All seats
Provinces, cities and municipalities All positions None All positions

Inauguration[edit]

Position 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Type Presidential (May)
National Congress (May)
Gubernatorial (May)
None Presidential (May)
National Congress (May)
Gubernatorial (May)
President and
vice president
8 May None 8 May
National Congress 8 May None 8 May
Provinces, cities and municipalities 8 May None 8 May

2014 elections[edit]

e • d Summary of the 2 February and 6 April 2014 Costa Rican presidential election results
Candidate Party 1st round 2nd round
% Votes % Votes
Luis Guillermo Solís Rivera Citizens' Action Party 30.64% 569,694 77.81% 1,314,327
Johnny Araya Monge National Liberation Party 29.71% 544,649 22.19% 374,844
José María Villalta Florez-Estrada Broad Front 17.25% 315,586
Otto Guevara Guth Libertarian Movement 11.34% 205,987
Rodolfo Piza Rocafort Social Christian Unity Party 6.02% 109,967
José Miguel Corrales Bolaños New Fatherland Party 1.5% 27,690
Others 2.95
Total (turnout %) 69% 57%
Source: La Nación (San José), Mapa de Resultados Elecciones Costa Rica, April 2014

2010 elections[edit]

e • d Summary of the 7 February 2010 Costa Rican presidential election results
Candidates – Parties Votes %
Laura ChinchillaNational Liberation Party 863,803 46.78
Ottón SolísCitizens' Action Party 464,454 25.15
Otto GuevaraLibertarian Movement Party 384,540 20.83
Luis FishmanSocial Christian Unity Party 71,330 3.86
Óscar LópezAccess without Exclusion 35,215 1.91
Mayra GonzálezCosta Rican Renovation Party 13,376 0.72
Eugenio TrejosBroad Front 6,822 0.37
Rolando ArayaPatriotic Alliance Party* 3,795 0.21
Walter MuñozNational Integration Party* 3,198 0.17
Total (turnout 69.14%) 1,846,533 100.00
* Candidacy withdrawn in favour of Ottón Solís on 15 January 2010.
Source: TSE

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