1910 Costa Rican general election

General elections were held in Costa Rica on 7 April 1910,[1] during the presidency of Cleto González Víquez. This was the last time that indirect elections were held in Costa Rica as for the next one in 1913 the direct vote was implemented.[2] Liberal lawyer Ricardo Jiménez Oreamuno was elected for the first time (he will be re-elected two more times, the only person in Costa Rica's history who has been democratically elected three times). Jiménez was very popular in part because of his struggles against the United Fruit Company's abusive operations in the country.[3] Jiménez was proclaimed candidate in the Teatro Variedades during the first Republican National Convention, Costa Rica's first primary election.[3] Jiménez won easily over the other candidate, former president Rafael Yglesias who ruled an authoritarian, though short-lived, regime.

1910 Costa Rican general election

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Presidential election
Nominee Ricardo Jiménez Oreamuno Rafael Yglesias Castro
Party Republican Civil
Electoral vote 828 36
Popular vote 39,023 15,729

President before election

Cleto González Víquez

Elected President

Ricardo Jiménez Oreamuno

Results edit

CandidatePartyPopular voteElectoral College
Ricardo Jiménez OreamunoRepublican Party39,02371.2782895.83
Rafael Yglesias CastroCivil Party15,72928.73364.17
Source: TSE, Salazar[4]

First round by province edit

Province Jiménez % Yglesias %
  San José Province 76.62 23.38
  Alajuela 62.93 37.07
  Cartago Province 91.72 8.28
  Heredia 73.40 26.60
  Guanacaste 55.21 44.79
  Puntarenas 64.62 35.38
  Limón 26.41 73.59
Total 71.21 28.78
Source: Salazar[4]

Second round by province edit

Province Jiménez Yglesias
  San José Province 294 -
  Alajuela 201 3
  Cartago Province 138 -
  Heredia 105 -
  Guanacaste 42 33
  Puntarenas 44 -
  Limón 4 0
Total 828 36
Source: TSE

References edit

  1. ^ "Historia de las elecciones presidenciales 1824–2014" (PDF). Tribunal Supremo de Elecciones de Costa Rica. 2017.
  2. ^ Molina, Iván (2001). "Elecciones y democracia en Costa Rica, 1885-1913" (PDF). European Review of Latin American and Caribbean Studies. 70: 41–57. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2019-05-02. Retrieved 2018-12-21.
  3. ^ a b Oconitrillo, Eduardo. La política electoral. Costa Rica en el siglo XX. EUNED.
  4. ^ a b Salazar, O. (2003) El apogeo de la República Liberal en Costa Rica, 1870-1914, p 230 ISBN 9977-67-131-1