ElectionGudie

Feb. 1, 1998 Held

1,430,579
Voted
Costa Rica

Republic of Costa Rica

Election for Asamblea Legislativa (Costa Rican Legislative Assembly)

Results

68%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:1,430,579
Valid Votes:1,383,527
Invalid Votes:32,709

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Social Christian Unity Party 27 569,792

41.18%

National Liberation Party 23 481,933

34.83%

Other - - 126,081

9.11%

Democratic Force 3 79,826

5.77%

Libertarian Movement Party 1 42,640

3.08%

National Integration 1 38,408

2.78%

Costa Rican Renewal 1 27,892

2.02%

Labor and Agricultural Action Party 1 16,955

1.23%

More Info:

At stake in this election:

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Jose Maria FIGUERES Olsen
  • Head of Government: President Jose Maria FIGUERES Olsen
  • 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 parties in the electoral race:

  • Party: Social Christian Unity Party (PUSC)
    • Leader: Miguel Angel RODRIGUEZ Echeverria
  • Party: National Liberation Party (PLN)
    • Leader: Jose Maria FIGUERES Olsen
  • Party: Democratic Force (FD)
    • Leader: N/A
  • Party: Libertarian Movement Party (PML)
    • Leader: N/A
  • Party: National Integration (IN)
    • Leader: N/A
  • Party: Costa Rican Renewal (RC)
    • Leader: N/A
  • Party: Labor and Agricultural Action Party (PALA)
    • Leader: N/A
  • Party: Other
    • Leader: N/A

Last Parliamentary election:

  • The last legislative election was held on February 6, 1994.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 3,767,369 (1998)
  • Registered Voters: 2,045,980 (1998)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 1,874,942 (1998)

·         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: 11 (following 1998 elections)

·         Human Development Index Position: 69 (2014)

·         Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: Low (2014)

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: 565,105 (est.)