Elections in Costa Rica

Elections in Costa Rica

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 province.

Costa Rica had a two-party system, which means that there were two dominant political parties, making it extremely difficult for anybody to achieve electoral success under the banner of any other party. In the most recent elections, more parties have achieved electoral success.

Latest elections


=Past electionsPresidential election of the 7 February 1982registred electors : 1 261 127voters : 991 679 . 78,63 %valid votes : 966 576 97,47 %

Candidates . Political party . Ballots . % of valid votes

Démocrat party . ( Right) 1 747 . 0,18 %

Unity . ( Center Right) 325 187 . 33,64 %

Alberto Monge National liberation Party. ( Center left) 568 374 . 58,80 %

United People . ( Communist ) 32 186 . 3,34 %

National Movement . ( Indépendant ) 37 127 . 3,84 %

Indépendant . ( Indépendant) 1 955 . 0,20 %

Présidential election of the 5 February 1978 .Registred electors 1 058 455 . Voters : 859 042 .81,16 % . Valid votes : 831 141 . 96,75 %

Candidates . Party . Votes . % of the valid votes .

Démocrats ( right) 1613 . 0,19% .

Rodrigo Carazo Unity ( center right ) 419824 .50,51 % .

National Unification Party . ( center right) 13666 . 1,64 % .

Alberto Monge . National Liberation Party ( center left) 364285 .43,83 % .

United People ( Communist ) 22 740 .2,74 % .

Socialist workers organisation ( Extreme left)1868 .0,22 % .

Indépendant (Indépendant ) 3822 .0,46 % .

National indépendant Party ( Indépendant) 3323 .0,38 % .

PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS OF THE 3 FEBRUARY 1974 .

Registred : 875 041 . Voters : 699 340 . 79,92 % . Valids votes : 678 157 . 96,97 % .

Candidates . Political party . ballots . % of the valid votes .

Fernando Trejos Escalante . National Unification party ( Right) 206 149 . 30,40 % .

Démocrat Party (Right) 18 832 . 2,78 % .

Christians Démocrats ( Center right) 3 461 . 0,51 % .

Démocratic Rénovation( Center ) 61 820 . 9,12 % .

Daniel Oduber . National Libération Party( Center left) 294 609 . 43,44 % .

Socialist Action ( Communist ) 16 081 . 2,37 % .

Socialist Party of Costa Rica ( Extreme left) 3 417 . 0,50 % .

National Independent Party ( indépendant) 73 788 . 10,88 %

ee also

* Electoral calendar
* Electoral system

External links

* [http://psephos.adam-carr.net/countries/c/costarica/ Costa Rica on Adam Carr's Election Archive]

PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION OF THE6 FEBRUARY 1994 .

Registred voters : 1 881 348 .

voters : 1 525 979 .81,11 % of the registred voters .

Valids votes : 1 490 097 .97,65 % of the voters .

CANDIDATES . PARTY . VALIDS VOTES % OF THE VALIDS VOTES .

Christian National Alliance . Right . 4 980 . 0,33 % .

Christian Social Unity Party . Center right . 711 328 . 47,74% .

José Maria Figueres . National Liberation Party . Center left . 739 339. 49,62%

Démocratic Force . left . 28 274. 1,90 % .

National Independant Party . Indépendant . 2 426 . 0,16 % .

Independant . 1 600 . 0,11 % .

Generalena Union . Independant . 2 150 . 0,14 % .

PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION OF THE 4 FEBRUARY 1 990 .

Registred voters . 1 692 050 .

Voters. 1 384 326 .81,81 % of the registred voters .

Valids votes . 1 349 014 . 97,45 % of the voters .

CANDIDATES . POLITICALS PARTYS . VALIDS VOTES . % OF THE VALIDS VOTES

Christian National Alliance . Right . Conservative . 4209 . 0,31 %

Social Christian Unity Party . Center right . 694 705 . 51,50 % .

National Liberation Party . Center left . 636 701 . 47,20 % .

United People. Left 9 101 . 0,67 % .

Workers Revolutionnary Party . Extreme left . 1 005 . 0,07 % .

Progress party . Independant . 2 547 . 0,19 % .

Independant . 746 .0,06 % .

PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION OF THE 2 FEBRUARY 1986 .

Registred voters : 1 486 474 .

Voters : 1 216 053 .81,81 % of the registred voters .

Valids votes : 1 194 222 .98,20 % of the voters .

CANDIDATES . POLITICAL PARTY . VOTES . % OF THE VALIDS VOTES .

Alejandro Madrigal Benavides . Christian National Alliance .Right . 5 647 . 0,47 %.

Rafael Angel Calderon Fournier . Social Christian Unity Party.Right.542434.45,42%.

Oscar Arias Sanchez . National Libération Party .Center left . 629 314 .52,70 %.

Alvaro Montero Mejia . United People . Left . 6599. 0,55 % .

Rodrigo Gutierrez Saenz . People Alliance . Communist . 9 099 . 0,76 % .

Eugenio Jimenez Sancho . Independant . 1 129 . 0,10 %

PRESIFDENTIAL ELECTIONS OF THE 1ER FEBRUARY 1 970 .

candidates . Political parties . Ballots . % of the valids votes

National Front . Right . 9 554 . 1,77 .Echandi Jimenez. National Union Party. Right . 222 372 . 41,18% .Arturo Monge . Christian democracy . Center right . 5 015. 0,93 % .José Figueres Ferrer PLN Center left . 295 883. 54,79 % .Sisimaco Leida . Communist . 7 221 . 1,33 % .

PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION OF THE 6 FEBRUARY 1 966 .

Candidates . Political parties . Ballots . % of the valids votes .

José Joaquin Trejos Fernandez .National Union Party . Right .222 810 . 51,68%.

Daniel Oduber Quiroa .National Libération Party.Center left.218 590. 48,32 % .

PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION OF THE 4 FEBRUARY 1 962 .

Registred electors : 483 980 .

Voters : 391 406 .79,01% of the registred electors .

Valids votes : 382 462.97,71% of the voters .

CANDIDATES PARTY BALLOTS % OF THE VALIDS VOTES

Otilio Ulate Blanco National Union Party . Right 51 740 .13,49 % .

Rafael Calderon Guardia . Republican Party . Center . 135 533. 35,34 % .

J . Orlich Bolmarcich PLN Center left . 192 850 .50,29 % .

Enrique Obregon Valverde . Popular Démocrat Action . Left 3 339 . 0,88 %.

PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION OF THE 2 FEBRUARY 1 958 .

Registred electors : 354 779 .

Voters : 229 507.64,69 % of the registred electors .

Valids votes : 221 549 .96,53 % of the voters .

CANDIDATES PARTY BALLOTS % OF THE VALIDS VOTES

Mario Echandi Jimenez . National Union Party. Right . 102 851 . 46,42 %.

J. Orlich Bolmarcich . National liberation Party.Center left 94 788 . 42,78 %.

Jorge Rossi . Independant .23 910 . 10,80 % .

PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION OF THE 8 NOVEMBER 1 953

Registred electors : 294 016 .

Valids votes : 190 768 .64,88 % of the registred electors .

CANDIDATE PARTY BALLOTS % OF THE VALIDS VOTES

Fernando Castro Cervantes National Union right . 67 324 . 35,29 %

Jose Figueres Ferrer . National Liberation Party . Center left .123 444 . 64,71 % .

PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION OF THE 6 FEBRUARY 1948 .

Registred voters : 165 564 .

Valids votes : 103 451 .62,48 % of the registred voters .

CANDIDATES PARTY VOTES % OF THE VALIDS VOTES

Ulate . National Union . Conservatives and social démocrats . 54 931 . 53,10 % .

Calderon Guardia . National Republican Party . Social christians and communists . 44 438 .42,96% .

Others. 4 082 . 3,94 % .


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