Costa Rica will hold legislative and presidential elections on February 2, 2014.
It's Legislative Assembly currently has 22 women (39%) out of 57 seats. According to Articles 2 and 148 (1) of the 2009 Electoral Law, all nominations for elections must comply with the rules of parity and alternation. In other words, 50% of the candidates must be of each gender and 2 persons of the same sex cannot be subsequently included on the list of candidates.
There are currently 13 presidential candidates, none of which are women. The current president, a woman, Laura Chinchilla Miranda, is Costa Rica's first female president, but whose presidency has been beset by cases of corruption.