ElectionGudie

Feb. 4, 2018 Held

2,137,556
Voted
Costa Rica

Republic of Costa Rica

Election for Asamblea Legislativa (Costa Rican Legislative Assembly)

Results

Cast Votes:2,137,556
Valid Votes:None
Invalid Votes:None

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

National Liberation Party 17 - 416,638

19.49%

National Restoration 14 - 388,068

18.15%

Citizens Action Party 10 - 347,703

16.27%

Social Christian Unity Party 9 - 312,097

14.60%

National Integration 4 - 163,933

7.67%

Social-Christian Republican Party 2 - 89,969

4.21%

Broad Front 1 - 84,437

3.95%

Christian Democratic Alliance - - 52,325

2.45%

Libertarian Movement Party - - 49,659

2.32%

Accessibility without Exclusion - - 46,071

2.16%

New Generation Party - - 45,896

2.15%

Costa Rican Renovation Party - - 41,806

1.96%

Workers' Party - - 11,615

0.54%

Seat Shares:

More Info:

Costa Rica: Legislative Assembly, 4 February 2018

At stake in this election:

  • 57 seats in the Legislative Assembly

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Carlos ALVARADO Quesada
  • Head of Government: President Carlos ALVARADO Quesada
  • Assembly: Costa Rica has a unicameral Legislative Assembly (Asamblea Legislativa) with 57 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • In the Legislative Assembly (Asamblea Legislativa) 57 members are elected through a closed-list proportional representation system to serve 4-year terms.

Election Notes:

  • The last elections to the Legislative Assembly were held on 2 February 2014, alongside the presidential election. The National Liberation Party won the most seats with 18, followed by the Citizens’ Action Party (14), Broad Front (9), and the Social Christian Unity Party (8). No party won a majority, and coalitions formed after the election were temporary.

Main parties in the electoral race:

  • National Liberation Party / Partido Liberación Nacional (PLN)
    • Leader: Johnny ARAYA
    • Seats won in last Legislative Assembly election: 18
  • Citizens’ Action Party / Partido Acción Ciudadana (PAC)
    • Leader: Luis GUILLERMO
    • Seats won in last Legislative Assembly election: 14
  • Libertarian Movement Party / Partido Movimiento Libertario (PML)
    • Leader: Otto GUEVARA Guth
    • Seats won in last Legislative Assembly election: 3
  • Social Christian Unity Party / Partido Unidad Social Cristiana (PUSC)
    • Leader: Gerardo VARGAS Rojas
    • Seats won in last Legislative Assembly election: 8
  • Accessibility Without Exclusion / Partido Accesibilidad sin Exlusión (PASE)
    • Leader: Óscar Andrés LÓPEZ Arias
    • Seats won in last Legislative Assembly election: 1
  • Costa Rican Renovation Party / Partido Renovación Costarricense (PRC)
    • Leader: Justo OROZCO Álvarez
    • Seats won in last Legislative Assembly election: 2
  • Broad Front Party / Partido Frente Amplio (FA)
    • Leader: Patricia MORA Castellanos
    • Seats won in last Legislative Assembly election: 9
  • National Restoration Party / Partido Restauración Nacional (PREN)
    • Leader: Carlos Luis AVENDAÑO Calvo
    • Seats won in last Legislative Assembly election: 1
  • Workers Party / Partido de los Trabajadores (PT)
    • Leader: Héctor MONESTEL
    • Seats won in last Legislative Assembly election: 0
  • National Integration Party / Partido Integración Nacional (PIN)
    • Leader: Walter MUÑOZ Díaz
    • Seats won in last Legislative Assembly election: 0
  • New Generation Party / Partido Nueva Generación (PNG)
    • Leader: Sergio MENA Díaz
    • Seats won in last Legislative Assembly election: 0
  • Christian Democratic Alliance / Alianza Democráta Cristiana (ADC)
    • Leader: Mario REDONDO Poveda
    • Seats won in last Legislative Assembly election: 0
  • National Union Party / Partido Unión Nacional (PUN)
    • Leader: Arturo ACOSTA Mora
    • Seats won in last Legislative Assembly election: 0

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 4,757,606 (2014)
  • Registered Voters: 3,078,321 (2014)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 2,376,679 (2014)

·         Is Costa Rica a signatory to CEDAW: Yes (17 July 1980)

·         Has Costa Rica ratified CEDAW: Yes (4 April 1986)

·         Gender Quota: Yes

·         Female candidates in this election: Yes

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 19 (following 2014 elections)

·         Human Development Index Position: 69 (2014)

·         Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: Low (2014)

Disability Data:

·         Is Costa Rica a signatory to CRPD: Yes (30 March 2007)

·         Has Costa Rica ratified CRPD: Yes (1 October 2008)

·         Population with a disability: 716,640 (est.)