Legislative and Presidential elections in Costa Rica



Legislative and Presidential elections in Costa Rica

Sunday, February 2, 2014 - 14:00 to 22:00

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.


With Presidential Elections set for Feb. 2, Costa Rica Moving to the Left
Newest poll shows Araya and Villalta heading for a runoff election

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