Presidential nominee Antonio Álvarez Desanti to step down as legislator
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Presidential nominee Antonio Álvarez Desanti to step down as legislator

L. Arias - April 3, 2017

Antonio Álvarez Desanti, who officially became the National Liberation Party (PLN)'s 2018 presidential nominee on Monday,  said he will resume his work on Tuesday as the Legislative…

UPDATE: Álvarez Desanti maintains in Liberation primary; late-night vote-counting drama
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Costa Rica
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UPDATE: Álvarez Desanti maintains in Liberation primary; late-night vote-counting drama

L. Arias - April 3, 2017

UPDATE 12:15 p.m.:  A new noontime report from Liberation election officials showed that Antonio Álvarez Desanti maintains his lead with 45.5 percent of the votes in his…

Costa Rica y el ‘efecto Trump’ – sin protocolo de emergencia
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica y el ‘efecto Trump’ – sin protocolo de emergencia

Alvaro Murillo - March 8, 2017

We are pleased to publish this article in its original Spanish as well as in English. Read it in English here. La campaña electoral agarró fuerza demasiado…

Ten new parties register for the 2018 election
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Costa Rica
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Ten new parties register for the 2018 election

L. Arias - February 7, 2017

The Supreme Elections Tribunal (TSE) confirmed that it has received 10 applications from new political parties interested in participating in the national elections on Feb. 4, 2018.…

Costa Rican legislator praises Trump’s tactics as he eyes new presidential bid
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Costa Rican legislator praises Trump’s tactics as he eyes new presidential bid

L. Arias - November 23, 2016

Libertarian lawmaker and former presidential candidate Otto Guevara Guth says he will decide next year whether he will launch a fifth bid for Casa Presidencial. However, Guevara,…

Ticos living abroad can now register online to vote in 2018
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Ticos living abroad can now register online to vote in 2018

L. Arias - November 4, 2016

The Supreme Elections Tribunal (TSE) this week enabled an online registration system that allows Tico expats to register to vote from their current country of residence for the February 2018…

Gender equality ruling aims for nearly 50/50 male-female Costa Rican legislature
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Costa Rica
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Gender equality ruling aims for nearly 50/50 male-female Costa Rican legislature

L. Arias - May 27, 2016

Costa Rica, which already has laws requiring that political parties’ candidates for the national legislature be half women, is doubling down on gender equality with a court ruling…

He’s back: Johnny Araya will be San José mayor again, while his former party leads in other mayoral races
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He’s back: Johnny Araya will be San José mayor again, while his former party leads in other mayoral races

L. Arias - February 7, 2016

Preliminary results by Costa Rica's Supreme Elections Tribunal (TSE) on Sunday night showed turnout in municipal elections has increased from 28 percent in 2010 to 35 percent this…

Why are Costa Ricans voting? Because they can
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Costa Rica
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Why are Costa Ricans voting? Because they can

Zach Dyer - February 7, 2016

For the first time in six years Costa Ricans are getting the chance to choose their mayors and city council members on Sunday. Two-toned flags with the…

Costa Ricans head to the polls in municipal elections
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Costa Ricans head to the polls in municipal elections

AFP - February 7, 2016

Costa Ricans began voting Sunday morning to choose local mayors, council members and other municipal officials in 81 cantons in the country's seven provinces. Just over 3…