Election: Costa Rica

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Election: Costa Rica

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Sunday, February 7, 2010 - 05:00 to Monday, February 8, 2010 - 04:59

The President is elected by popular vote to serve a 4-year term. In the Legislative Assembly (Asamblea Legislativa) 57 members are elected by direct popular vote to serve 4-year terms.

Description of electoral system:

* The President is elected by qualified majority to serve a 4-year term.
* In the Legislative Assembly (Asamblea Legislativa) 57 members are elected through a closed-list proportional representation system to serve 4-year terms.***

*** There are seven constituencies corresponding to Costa Rica's provinces, and seats are apportioned to each in proportion to population. Seats are allocated at the constituency level. Once all lists' quotas have been filled, there are additional considerations for sub-quotas of votes (50 percent of a full quota), and then for remainders less than sub-quotas. To read further please visit ACE Project.

We invite individuals and other organizations from Costa Rica working in the area of promoting women in politics to share their views, agenda for the political parties and campaigns on iKNOW Politics.

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