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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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ScheduleEdit

ElectionEdit

Position 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Type Presidential (February)
National Congress (February)
Gubernatorial (February)
None Presidential (February)
National Congress (February)
Gubernatorial (February)
President and
vice president
President and vice president None President and vice president
National Congress All seats None All seats
Provinces, cities and municipalities All positions None All positions

InaugurationEdit

Position 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Type Presidential (May)
National Congress (May)
Gubernatorial (May)
None Presidential (May)
National Congress (May)
Gubernatorial (May)
President and
vice president
8 May None 8 May
National Congress 8 May None 8 May
Provinces, cities and municipalities 8 May None 8 May

2018 electionsEdit

2014 electionsEdit

2010 electionsEdit

e • d Summary of the 7 February 2010 Costa Rican presidential election results
Candidates – Parties Votes %
Laura ChinchillaNational Liberation Party 863,803 46.78
Ottón SolísCitizens' Action Party 464,454 25.15
Otto GuevaraLibertarian Movement Party 384,540 20.83
Luis FishmanSocial Christian Unity Party 71,330 3.86
Óscar LópezAccess without Exclusion 35,215 1.91
Mayra GonzálezCosta Rican Renewal Party 13,376 0.72
Eugenio TrejosBroad Front 6,822 0.37
Rolando ArayaPatriotic Alliance Party* 3,795 0.21
Walter MuñozNational Integration Party* 3,198 0.17
Total (turnout 69.14%) 1,846,533 100.00
* Candidacy withdrawn in favour of Ottón Solís on 15 January 2010.
Source: TSE

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