Elections in Costa Rica

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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 closed list proportional representation in each of the country's seven provinces.

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Schedule

Election

Position20182019202020212022
TypePresidential (February)
National Congress (February)
Gubernatorial (February)
NonePresidential (February)
National Congress (February)
Gubernatorial (February)
President and
vice president
President and vice presidentNonePresident and vice president
National CongressAll seatsNoneAll seats
Provinces, cities and municipalitiesAll positionsNoneAll positions

Inauguration

Position20182019202020212022
TypePresidential (May)
National Congress (May)
Gubernatorial (May)
NonePresidential (May)
National Congress (May)
Gubernatorial (May)
President and
vice president
8 MayNone8 May
National Congress8 MayNone8 May
Provinces, cities and municipalities8 MayNone8 May

2018 elections

2014 elections

2010 elections

e    d  Summary of the 7 February 2010 Costa Rican presidential election results
Candidates – PartiesVotes%
Laura ChinchillaNational Liberation Party 863,80346.78
Ottón SolísCitizens' Action Party 464,45425.15
Otto GuevaraLibertarian Movement Party 384,54020.83
Luis FishmanSocial Christian Unity Party 71,3303.86
Óscar LópezAccess without Exclusion 35,2151.91
Mayra GonzálezCosta Rican Renewal Party 13,3760.72
Eugenio TrejosBroad Front 6,8220.37
Rolando ArayaPatriotic Alliance Party *3,7950.21
Walter MuñozNational Integration Party *3,1980.17
Total (turnout 69.14%)1,846,533100.00
* Candidacy withdrawn in favour of Ottón Solís on 15 January 2010.
Source: TSE

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