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