2010 San José mayoral election

The San Jose municipal elections of 2010 were held on Sunday December 5 to elect the mayor, deputy mayors, syndics and district councilors[1] of the central canton of San José, capital of Costa Rica. Due to legal reform unifying the municipal elections with those of aldermen, the Supreme Electoral Tribunal decreed that for a single time the authorities elected in these elections would hold office for six years, so the next elections would be in 2016.

2010 San José mayoral election

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Candidate Johnny Araya Monge Gloria Valerín Rodríguez
Popular vote 25,206 6,610
Percentage 61% 16%

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In green districts won by Araya

Mayor before election

Johnny Araya Monge

Elected Mayor

Johnny Araya Monge

The mayor in office Johnny Araya Monge of the National Liberation Party was the winner with more than 60% of the votes. Deputy Gloria Valerín Rodríguez, then member of the Citizens' Action Party (at the time the main opposition), was also a candidate.[2] Deputy and former presidential candidate Óscar López Arias of the Accessibility Without Exclusion Party,[3] as well as Mario Alfaro of the Libertarian Movement and Luis Polinaris of the National Integration Party were candidates.[4][5]


San José mayoral election, 5 December 2010.[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
National Liberation Party Johnny Araya Monge 25,206 61   2
Citizens' Action Party Gloria Valerín Rodríguez 6,610 16   1
Accessibility without Exclusion Óscar Andrés López Arias 6,277 15 New
National Integration Party Luis Polinaris 1626 3   2
Libertarian Movement Mario Alfaro García 1154 2   1


  1. ^ Tribunal Supremo de Elecciones. "Declaratoria de Síndicos y Concejales de Distrito" (PDF).
  2. ^ Fuster, Mariella (14 July 2010). "Exdiputada Gloria Valerín aspira a Alcaldía de San José". La Nación. Retrieved 3 February 2016.
  3. ^ Nuñez, Maria Jose (21 July 2010). "Oscar López, candidato a alcalde: Presupuesto se ha dedicado a "maquillar" San José". Semanario Universidad. Retrieved 3 February 2016.[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "Candidatos a Alcaldía de San José debatirán esta noche en la UCR". UCR.
  5. ^ "¿Qué dijeron los candidatos y candidata a la Alcaldía de San José?". ANEP. Archived from the original on 2016-02-04. Retrieved 2019-03-22.
  6. ^ Tribunal Supremo de Elecciones. "Declaratoria de Resultados, Alcaldes de la Provincia de San José" (PDF).