Leaders of Costa Rica
(Republic of Costa Rica)
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Parties; PAC: Citizens' Action Party; PLN: National Liberation Party; PRD: Party of the Democratic Renewal; PRN: National Republican Party; PUN: National Union Party; PUSC: Social Christian Unity Party


Heads of State
Presidents of the Republic
Teodoro Picado Michalski          8 May 1944 - 20 Apr 1948 (+1960) PRN
Santos León Herrera              20 Apr 1948 -  8 May 1948 (+1950) PRN (acting)

President of the Founding Junta of the Second Republic
José María Figueres Ferrer        8 May 1948 -  8 Nov 1949 (+1990) 

Presidents of the Republic
Luis Otilio Ulate Blanco          8 Nov 1949 -  8 Nov 1953 (+1973) PUN
José María Figueres Ferrer        8 Nov 1953 -  8 May 1958 (+1990) PLN
Mario José Echandi Jiménez        8 May 1958 -  8 May 1962 (+2011) PUN
Francisco José Orlich Bolmarcich  8 May 1962 -  8 May 1966 (+1969) PLN
José Joaquín Trejos Fernández     8 May 1966 -  8 May 1970 (+2010) PUN
José María Figueres Ferrer        8 May 1970 -  8 May 1974 (+1990) PLN
Daniel Oduber Quirós              8 May 1974 -  8 May 1978 (+1991) PLN
Rodrigo José Carazo Odio          8 May 1978 -  8 May 1982 (+2009) PRD
Luis Alberto Monge Álvarez        8 May 1982 -  8 May 1986 (+2016) PLN
Óscar Rafael Arias Sánchez        8 May 1986 -  8 May 1990         PLN
Rafael Ángel Calderón Fournier    8 May 1990 -  8 May 1994         PUSC 
José María Figueres Olsen         8 May 1994 -  8 May 1998         PLN
Miguel Ángel Rodríguez Echeverría 8 May 1998 -  8 May 2002         PUSC
Abel Pacheco de la Espriella      8 May 2002 -  8 May 2006         PUSC 
Óscar Rafael Arias Sánchez        8 May 2006 -  8 May 2010         PLN
Laura Chinchilla Miranda          8 May 2010 -  8 May 2014         PLN  
Luis Guillermo Solís Rivera       8 May 2014 -                     PAC

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