The Costa Rican General Elections of 6 February 1994

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Fabrice Lehoucq, Associate Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: On Sunday, 6 February 1994, elections were held in Costa Rica to elect a president, all 57 members of the Legislative Assembly and to fill 953 municipal seats (the rigidores and sindicos of cantones) as well as an equal number of their alternates. José Maria Figueres Olsen—the son of the charismatic leader that helped to found the National Liberation Party (PLN)—led this party to a narrow victory over Miguel Angel Rodriguez, the candidate of the Social Christian Unity Party (PUSC), the party of President Radael Angel Calderón Fournier (1990-4). This highly contested race also furnished the PLN with the largest plurality of deputies in the Legislative Assembly. Results of presidential and legislative races are summarized in the tables found at the end of this brief note.

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Electoral Studies
Language: English
Date: 1995
Elections, Political Science, Government Reform, Costa Rica

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