Costa Rican general election, 1994

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Costa Rican general election, 1994
Costa Rica
← 1990 February 6, 1994 (1994-02-06) 1998 →
Turnout 81.1%
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Candidate José María Figueres Miguel Ángel Rodríguez Miguel Salguero
Party National Liberation Social Christian Unity Democratic Force
Home state San José San José San José
Presidential vote 739,339 (49.6%) 711,328 (47.7%) 28,274 (1.9%)
Legislative vote 658,258 (44.6%) 595,802 (40.4%) 78,454 (5.3%)
Seats 28 25 2
Seat change Increase 3 Decrease 4 New

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Party Cartago Agrarian Union National Agrarian
Presidential vote
Legislative vote 16,336 (1.1%) 13,589 (0.9%)
Seats 1 1
Seat change Steady New

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Provinces won by Figueres in Green, Rodríguez in blue

President before election

Rafael Ángel Calderón Fournier
Social Christian Unity

Elected President

José María Figueres Olsen
National Liberation

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General elections were held in Costa Rica on February 6, 1994.[1] José María Figueres of the National Liberation Party won the presidential election, whilst his party also won the parliamentary election. Voter turnout was 81.1%.[2]

Results[edit]

President[edit]

Candidate Party Votes %
José María Figueres National Liberation Party 739,339 49.6
Miguel Ángel Rodríguez Social Christian Unity Party 711,328 47.7
Miguel "Salguero" Zúñiga Díaz Democratic Force 28,274 1.9
Rafael Ángel Matamoros Mesén Christian National Alliance 4,980 0.3
Jorge González Mesén National Independent Party 2,426 0.2
Norma Vargas Duarte Generaleña Union 2,159 0.1
Holman Esquivel Garrote Independent Party 1,600 0.1
Invalid/blank votes 35,882 -
Total 1,525,979 100
Source: Nohlen

Legislative Assembly[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/-
National Liberation Party 658,258 44.6 28 +3
Social Christian Unity Party 595,802 40.4 25 -4
Democratic Force 78,454 5.3 2 New
Generaleña Union 25,420 1.7 0 -1
Christian National Alliance 21,064 1.4 0 0
People's Vanguard Party 20,026 1.4 0 New
Cartago Agrarian Union Party 16,336 1.1 1 0
National Agrarian Party 13,589 0.9 1 New
National Independent Party 1,767 0.9 0 0
Alajuelense Democratic Action 11,630 0.8 0 New
Independent Party 9,213 0.6 0 0
Limonese Authentic Party 5,468 0.4 0 0
Agrarian Labour Action Party 3,859 0.3 0 0
Independent Guanacaste Party 2,843 0.2 0 New
Convergencia Nacional 864 0.1 0 New
Invalid/blank votes 50,031 - - -
Total 1,525,624 100 57 0
Source: Nohlen

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nohlen, D (2005) Elections in the Americas: A data handbook, Volume I, p155 ISBN 978-0-19-928357-6
  2. ^ Nohlen, p157