Tuesday 22 June 2021

Costa Rica’s Electrions Tribunal Announces Completion Of Manual Vote Count

Luis Antonio Sobrado  (right) overlooks the final act of the vote count. Photo TSE
Luis Antonio Sobrado (right) overlooks the final act of the vote count. Photo TSE

The Tribunal Supremo de Elecciones (TSE) confirmed the conclusion of the manual vote count of the Feb 2. presidential elections.  The TSE said that there will not be a manual count of  legislator ballots, save for in races were there were disputes in the results.

The last two polling stations to be counted manual was number 6455 in Germany and 6515 in Australia.

- Advertisement -

Luis Antonio Sobrado, president of the TSE, reminded that an elections ban on public institutions begins Monday, Feb 17.

The elections tribunal is now readying for the April 6 run-off vote, with the voting ballots going to the print this week.

The ballot will have just two names, that of Luis Guillermo Solís of the PAC, which will occupy the left box and that of Johnny Araya of the PAC, on the right.

Solís won the Feb. 2 elections by less than a 1% over Araya, but short of the 40% required for a candidate to become president.

- Advertisement -

This is the second time Costa Ricans will go to the polls in a run-off election, the first time was in 2002 in a race between the PUSC’s candidate, Abel Pacheco and the PLN’s Rolando Araya, brother of Johnny Araya. Pacheco won the second round, governing from 2002-2006.

0hat amount represents more than 70 percent of the polling stations from the 81 municipalities of Costa Rica’s seven provinces, the citizens of which should attend a second round on April 6th to decide who will be the president for the 2014-2018 period.

On Monday, the TSE will announce the final results of the manual tally of ballots, something that was carried out because the difference between candidates with highest number of votes, Luis Guillermo Solis (Accion Ciudadana party, PAC) and Jonhnny Araya (National Liberation Party, PLN), was fewer than two percent.

Neither could manage the 40 percent of votes needed to win the first round.

- Advertisement -

We strive for accuracy in its reports. But if you see something that doesn’t look right, send us an email. The Q reviews and updates its content regularly to ensure it’s accuracy.

"Rico" is the crazy mind behind the Q media websites, a series of online magazines where everything is Q! In these times of new normal, stay at home. Stay safe. Stay healthy.

Related Articles

Today’s Covid News: Less than 800 new cases for the first time in two months

QCOSTARICA - For the first time in two months, less than...

First five months of the year reflect recovery of Costa Rican exports

QCOSTARICA - The value of Costa Rica exports increased by 23%...


Tourism sector depends on political will for recovery

QCOSTARICA - The future of tourism operators in Costa Rica depends on the political will to approve a package of bills that favors the...

Today’s Vehicle Restriction June 21: plates ending in 1 & 2 CANNOT circulate

Today, Monday, June 21, we are back to the two plates that cannot circulate, in today's case plates ending in 1 & 2 CANNOT...

American woman found lifeless in hotel bathroom in Sabana

QCOSTARICA - A sad discovery occurred this Thursday morning in a hotel located in La Sabana, in San José, the lifeless body of a...

Heavy downpours generated the first phreatic eruption of this year at the Turrialba volcano

QCOSTARICA - Several residents of La Pastora, La Central and Monte Calas, in the vicinity of the Turrialba volcano, heard a loud rumbling early...

Today’s Vehicle Restriction June 18: 9 & 0 CANNOT circulate

Today, Friday, June 18, vehicles with plates ending 9 & 0 CANNOT circulate The measure is countrywide and applied between 5:00 am and 9:00 pm,...

Weather, friendly locals, cost of living: expats in Mexico, Costa Rica enjoy same things

EXPAT FOCUS (MND) Of course it was no surprise that readers of Mexico News Daily voted Mexico as the No. 1 expat destination in...

Cynthia Ann Telles named new U.S. Ambassador to Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA - Today, U.S. President Joe Biden announced his nomination of Dr. Cynthia Ann Telles as United States ambassador to Costa Rica. According to the...

Full court decides not to investigate or dismiss Emilia Navas

QCOSTARICA - Emilia Navas will not be removed from her position as attorney general, after calls for her to step down due to her...

Today’s Vehicle Restriction June 20: only “EVENS” can circulate

Today, Sunday, June 20, only vehicles with "EVEN" ending plates CAN circulate The measure is countrywide and applied between 5:00 am and 9:00 pm, save...


Get our daily newsletter with the latest posts directly in your mailbox. Click on the subscribe and fill out the form. It's that simple!

Log In

Forgot password?

Forgot password?

Enter your account data and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Your password reset link appears to be invalid or expired.

Log in

Privacy Policy

Add to Collection

No Collections

Here you'll find all collections you've created before.