Costa Rican general election, 1944

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Costa Rican general election, 1944
Costa Rica
← 1940 February 13, 1944 1948 →
Turnout 70.380
  Teodoro Picado Michalski.jpg Povedano - León Cortés Castro, pte CR.JPG
Nominee Teodoro Picado Michalski León Cortés Castro
Party National Republican Democratic
Alliance Victory Bloc Opposition
Home state San José Alajuela
Popular vote 52,830 17,550
Percentage 75.1% 24.9%

President before election

Rafael Ángel Calderón Guardia
National Republican

Elected President

Teodoro Picado Michalski
National Republican

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General elections were held in Costa Rica on 13 February 1944.[1] Teodoro Picado Michalski of the Victory Bloc won the presidential election with 75.1% of the vote. Voter turnout was 43.2%.[2]



Candidate Party Votes %
Teodoro Picado Michalski Victory Bloc 52,830 75.1
León Cortés Castro Democratic Party 17,550 24.9
Invalid/blank votes 0 -
Total 70,380 100
Source: Nohlen


  1. ^ Nohlen, D (2005) Elections in the Americas: A data handbook, Volume I, p155 ISBN 978-0-19-928357-6
  2. ^ Nohlen, p156