Legislative and Presidential elections in Costa Rica

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Legislative and Presidential elections in Costa Rica

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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.

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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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