March 7, 2014, 11:18 a.m.
Election results from the February 2, 2014 elections to the Costa Rican Legislative Assembly (Asamblea Legislativa) were released this week. At stake in the election were 57 seats, elected by closed-list proportional representation in seven electoral districts. Nine parties won seats in the election, with no party gaining a majority of seats in the Legislative Assembly (Asamblea Legislativa). The National Liberation Party / Partido Liberación Nacional led by Johnny ARAYA won the most seats in the election, winning 18 seats after receiving 25.54 percent of the vote (432,772 votes). This represents a loss of 6 seats for the party since the last election. The Citizens’ Action Party led by Luis Guillermo SOLÍS received the second most votes, winning 23.84 percent (403,845 votes) of the vote and winning 14 seats in the election, an increase of three seats since the 2010 election. The Broad Front Party / Partido Frente Amplio won 9 seats after winning 13.09 percent (221,780 votes) of the vote, increasing their seat total by 8, while the Social Christian Unity Party / Partido Unidad Social Cristiana won 8 seats with 169,675 votes (10.01 percent). Overall, 1,734,047 Costa Ricans (56.56 percent) voted in the election.