ElectionGudie

Feb. 5, 2006 Held

1,662,899
Voted
Costa Rica

Republic of Costa Rica

Election for Asamblea Legislativa (Costa Rican Legislative Assembly)

Results

63%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:1,662,899
Valid Votes:1,613,961
Invalid Votes:48,938

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

National Liberation Party 25 - 589,731

36.54%

Citizen Action Party 17 - 409,030

25.34%

Libertarian Movement Party 6 - 147,934

9.17%

Social Christian Unity Party 5 - 126,284

7.82%

Costa Rican Renovation Party - - 55,798

3.46%

National Union Party 1 - 40,280

2.50%

Union for Change Party - - 37,994

2.35%

National Rescue Party 1 - 32,909

2.04%

Homeland First Party - - 26,438

1.64%

Accessibility without Exclusion 1 - 25,690

1.59%

Broad Front 1 - 17,751

1.10%

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 57 seats in the Legislative Assembly (Asamblea Legislativa)

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Abel PACHECO
  • Head of Government: President Abel PACHECO
  • 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: National Liberation Party (PLN) / Partido Liberación Nacional
    • Leader: Francisco Antonio PACHECO Fernández
    • Seats won in this election: 25
    • Seats won in last election: 17
  • Party: Citizen Action Party (PAC) / Partido Acción Ciudadana
    • Leader: Epsy CAMPBELL Barr
    • Seats won in this election: 17
    • Seats won in last election: 14
  • Party: Libertarían Movement Party (PML) / Partido Movimiento Libertario
    • Leader: Guillermo MALAVASSI Vargas
    • Seats won in this election: 6
    • Seats won in last election: 6
  • Party: Social Christian Unity Party / Partido Unidad Social Cristiana (PUSC)
    • Leader: Lorena VASQUEZ Badilla
    • Seats won in this election: 5
    • Seats won in last election: 19

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 4,308,790 (2006)
  • Registered Voters: 2,550,613 (November 2005 )

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 2,148,774 (2006)

·         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: No

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 22 (following 2006 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: 646,318 (est.)