ElectionGudie

Feb. 3, 2002 Held

1,569,338
Voted
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Republic of Costa Rica

Election for Asamblea Legislativa (Legislative Assembly)

Results

67%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:1,569,338
Valid Votes:1,521,854
Invalid Votes:47,484

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Social Christian Unity Party 19 - 449,069

29.78%

National Liberation Party 17 - 408,822

27.11%

Citizens Action Party 14 - 330,693

21.93%

Other Parties 1 - 178,861

11.85%

Libertarian Movement 6 - 140,727

9.33%

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 57 seats in the Legislative Assembly (Asamblea Legislativa)

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.

Main parties in the electoral race:

  • Party: Social Christian Unity Party (PUSC)
    • Leader: Luis Manuel CHACON
    • Seats won in this election: 19
    • Seats won in last election: 27
  • Party: National Liberation Party (PLN)
    • Leader: Sonia PICADO
    • Seats won in this election: 17
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • Party: Citizens Action Party (PAC)
    • Leader: Otton SOLIS
    • Seats won in this election: 14
    • Seats won in last election: N/A
  • Party: Libertarian Movement (PML)
    • Leader: Otto GUEVARA
    • Seats won in this election: 6
    • Seats won in last election: 2
  • Party: Other Parties
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in this election: 1
    • Seats won in last election: N/A

Last Legislative election:

  • Legislative elections were last held on February 1, 1998.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 4,063,208
  • Registered Voters: 2,279,851 ( 2002 )

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 2,024,735 (2002)

·         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: 18 (following 2002 elections)

·         Human Development Index Position: 69

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

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: 609,481 (est.)