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Costa Rica

Basic Information:
Parliament website:
Size of parliament: 57
Form of government: presidential
Electoral system: proportional representation
Continuous democracy since: 1949
Last parliamentary election: 5 February 2006
Freedom House political freedom score in 2004: 1
Population: 4.0 million


Baker, Christopher. Costa Rican Legislative Behavior in Perspective, Ph.D. Diss., University of Florida , 1973.

Hughes, Steven W. and Kenneth J. Mijeski (1973) Legislative-Executive Policy-Making: the Cases of Chile and Costa Rica, London: Sage.



Citation should be to: Carey, John M. [year.] Carey data archive.

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