- Tribunal Supremo de Elecciones de Costa Rica
This Sunday, February 4, Costa Ricans will go to presidential elections with 13 candidates and according to opinion studies, a high percentage of undecided voters do not clarify the political panorama. According to the electoral register 3,322,329 people are registered to exercise their right to vote. In addition to the President of the Republic, two vice-presidents and 57 deputies of the Legislative Branch will be elected.
On January 28, the electoral campaign in Costa Rica ended. Until now Juan Diego Castro, Antonio Álvarez and the evangelical leader Fabricio Alvarado have the first votes in most of the polls. Alvarado climbed in the polls thanks to his harsh speech against same-sex marriage, following the opinion of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights. The main candidates do not have more than 20% in preferences.
If no candidate receives more than 40% of the votes, a second round will be held in April. The new president of Costa Rica will take office on May 8.