ElectionGudie

Feb. 2, 2014 Held

2,099,219
Voted
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Republic of Costa Rica

Election for President (President)

Results

67%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:2,099,219
Valid Votes:2,055,472
Invalid Votes:43,747

Candidates:

Luis Guillermo SOLÍS Rivera629,866

30.64

Johnny Francisco ARAYA Monge610,634

29.71

Jose María VILLALTA Florez Estrada354,479

17.25

Otto GUEVARA Guth233,064

11.34

Rodolfo PIZA Rocafort123,653

6.02

Jose Miguel CORRALES Bolaños30,816

1.50

Carlos Luis AVENDAÑO Calvo27,691

1.35

Justo OROZCO Alvarez16,721

0

Óscar Andrés LÓPEZ Arias10,339

0

Sergio MENA Díaz5,882

0

Héctor Enrique MONESTEL Herrera4,897

0

Jose Manuel ECHANDI Meza4,388

0

Walter MUÑOZ Céspedes3,042

0

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • The office of President of Costa Rica

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Laura CHINCHILLA Miranda
  • Head of Government: President Laura CHINCHILLA Miranda
  • Assembly: Costa Rica has a unicameral Legislative Assembly (Asamblea Legislativa) with 57 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by a qualified majority vote of 40 percent to serve a 4-year term. Presidents are allowed to serve non-consecutive terms.

Election Notes:

  • The last presidential election was held on February 7, 2010, with Laura CHINCHILLA winning the election for the PLN with 46.78 percent of the election. The election will be held alongside elections to the Legislative Assembly. The 2014 general elections will mark the first time that Costa Ricans abroad will be able to vote. The 10,264 Costa Ricans abroad will be able to vote at their nearest consulate for the election.

Main Candidates in the Presidential race:

  • Johnny Francisco ARAYA Monge
    National Liberation Party / Partido Liberación Nacional (PLN)
  • Luis Guillermo SOLÍS Rivera
    Citizens’ Action Party / Partido Acción Ciudadana (PAC)
  • Otto GUEVARA Guth
    Liberation Movement Party / Partido Movimiento Libertario (PML)
  • Rodolfo PIZA Rocafort
    Social Christian Unity Party / Partido Unidad Social Cristiana (PUSC)
  • Óscar Andrés LÓPEZ Arias
    Accessibility Without Exclusion / Partido Accesibilidad sin Exclusión (PASE)
  • Justo OROZCO Álvarez
    Costa Rican Renovation Party / Partido Renovación Costrricense (PRC)
  • Jose María VILLALTA Florez Estrada
    Broad Front Party / Partido Frente Amplio (FA)
  • Jose Manuel ECHANDI Meza
    National Advancement Party / Partido Avance Nacional (PAN)
  • Carlos Luis AVENDAÑO Calvo
    National Restoration Party / Partido Restauración Nacional (PREN)
  • Walter MUÑOZ Céspedes
    National Integration Party / Partido Integración Nacional (PIN)
  • Sergio MENA Díaz
    New Generation Party / Partido Nueva Generación (PNG)
  • Jose Miguel CORRALES Bolaños
    New Fatherland Party / Partido Patría Nueva (PPN)
  • Héctor Enrique MONESTEL Herrera
    Workers Party / Partido de los Trabajadores

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 4,695,942 (July 2013 est.)
  • Registered Voters: 3,078,321 (2013)