ElectionGudie

Feb. 3, 2002 Held

1,568,867
Voted
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Republic of Costa Rica

Election for President (President)

Results

67%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:1,568,867
Valid Votes:1,529,557
Invalid Votes:39,310

Candidates:

Abel PACHECO589,986

38.57

Rolando ARAYA473,934

30.99

Otton SOLIS400,177

26.16

Other Parties39,702

2.59

Otto GUEVARA25,758

1.68

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • The office of President of Costa Rica

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Miguel Angel RODRIGUEZ
  • Head of Government: President Miguel Angel RODRIGUEZ
  • Assembly: Costa Rica has a unicameral Legislative Assembly (Asamblea Legislativa) with 57 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by popular vote to serve a 4-year term.
  • In the Legislative Assembly (Asamblea Legislativa) 57 members are elected by direct popular vote to serve 4-year terms.

Main Candidates in the First Round of the Presidential race:

  • Abel PACHECO*
    Party: Social Christian Unity Party (PUSC)
  • Rolando ARAYA*
    Party: National Liberation Party (PLN)
  • Otton SOLIS
    Party: Citizens Action Party (PAC)
  • Otto GUEVARA
    Party: Libertarian Movement (PML)
  • Other Parties
    Party: N/A

*Advanced to the second round of the presidential race.

Last Presidential election:

  • Presidential Elections were last held on February 1, 1998. Miguel Angel RODRIGUEZ won 46.96% of the vote defeating Jose Miguel CORRALES who received 44.56% of the votes.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 3,773,057 ( 2002 est)
  • Registered Voters: 2,279,851 ( 2002 )