Thursday 25 February 2021

The possible 2022 presidential candidates

The 2022 general elections in Costa Rica will be held on February 6, 2022.

QCOSTARICA – In a little over a year, in February 2022, Costa Ricans will take to the polls to elect a new president.

General elections in Costa Rica are held every four years in accordance with the Constitution of Costa Rica. The President, together with two vice-presidents, and all 57 deputies of the Legislative Assembly are elected for a four-year term by the people.

Elections are held on the first Sunday in February, in 2022 it will be on February 6.

- Advertisement -

If none of the presidential nominees obtains at least 40% of the votes, a second electoral round will be called for Sunday, 3 April between the two most voted, as was the case in 2018, for the third time in history.

Presidential candidates looking to re-elected must skip one electoral cycle. For example, the current president of Costa Rica, Carlos Alvarado, cannot run for re-election in 2022, but can in 2026.

And although the 2022 election process has yet to officially commence, names have been popping of potential runners for president.

Several former candidates who participated in the process have already announced their interest in being candidates again. Among the: former president Jose Maria Figueres Olsen; past presidential candidates Jose Maria Villalta, Antonio Alvarez, Rolando Araya, and Fabricio Alvarado.

- Advertisement -

Other notables are the former mayor of Alajuela Roberto Thompson; legislator Ricardo Benavides; current vice-president, Ana Helena Chacon; current president of the Legislative Assembly, Eduardo Cruikshank; and president of the Caja, Roman Macaya, who on Thursday dismissed any presidential aspirations: ‘That is not in my future (…) I am not leaving any open door’.

Macaya, who has been one of the key figures in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic, could easily be a front runner for the start. See A day in Costa Rica in 2040

Whoever is elected president will take office on May 8, 2022.

La Republica has produced the following graphic to guide us through the process.


- Advertisement -





- 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

Almost a million people over 58 must be vaccinated against covid-19

QCOSTARICA - Almost a million people aged 58 and over, throughout...

Can you pay your bills by playing baccarat online?

Casino and baccarat is a term of love. Gambling is known...


Central America gets ready for a possible wave of migrants on the way to the United States

Q24n - Central American countries presented a plan on Monday in the face of a possible migratory wave of Haitians, Cubans, Asians and Africans...

The Multiplaza Escazu store that sells nothing but helps in a big way

QCOSTARICA - Dona Rosa lost everything in her life and surrendered her will to the hands of others. Luck changed one day when she...

Demographer: ‘Costa Rica is experiencing a paradoxical scenario: drop in cases of covid-19 and increase in the contagion rate’

QCOSTARICA - "We are experiencing the paradoxical situation of reduction in the number of daily cases at the same time that we have an...

Costa Rica, Cuba to cooperate in television and radio broadcasting

HQ (Prensa Latina) Costa Rica and Cuba on Friday signed a framework cooperation agreement between the National System of Radio and Television S.A. (SINART)...

Legislator criticizes “spectacle” of the Government with vaccines: It is ridiculous to have the President on the airport runway

QCOSTARICA - Legislator Ricardo Benavides lashed out on Tuesday that in the midst of the efforts to advance with the covid-19 vaccines the Government...

Minister Salas: 4 factors influence the drop in new covid-19 cases in Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA - Costa Rica is on the verge its seventh consecutive week with a decrease in new cases of covid-19. Between Saturday (February 20)  and...

Foreigners tried to leave Costa Rica with falsified covid-19 tests

QCOSTARICA - Four foreigners, including two minors, tried to leave Costa Rica using Covid-19 tests with negative results, which were determined to be falsified. The...

Space agency in Costa Rica will be a reality

HQ - The creation of a space agency in Costa Rica remains firm after being approved in the second and final debate this Thursday. To...

58 or older? This you what should know about the COVID-19 vaccination

QCOSTARICA -  On Tuesday this week, a new batch of COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer arrived, and with that began vaccination of people of 58...


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.