PHOTOS: Costa Rica’s political dogs on Election Day

April 2, 2018

Costa Ricans voted in droves during yesterday’s presidential elections. A total of 67.03 percent of the electorate turned out to vote, the first time that turnout has increased for a second round election. But voters weren’t the only ones that showed up to the polls.

A World Animal Protection study estimates that half of Costa Rica’s households have a dog, and several of the country’s canines turned up with their owners yesterday. While none of the dogs were of voting age or species, they still flew their political colors while their owners voted for Costa Rica’s next president.

Luna the French poodle enjoying Election Day. Alexander Villegas / The Tico Times
A happy National Restoration supporter and her dog at night at the Paseo Colón in San José. Alexander Villegas / The Tico Times
Macha supporting the Citizen Action Party (PAC). Alexander Villegas / The Tico Times
Another dog supporting the Citizen Action Party (PAC). Alexander Villegas / The Tico Times
Carolina Vargas and her dog Dino spreading the love. Alexander Villegas / The Tico Times

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