Men dominate in holding mayor’s job in municipalities

Costa Rica’s election laws that require party tickets to be balanced by gender put 2,373 women into office in the municipal elections. Voters also elected 2,537 men.

In the mayoralty races there was less equality. Some 71 men were elected mayor, as were 10 women. The numbers were reversed in the office of deputy mayor. Some 71 woman won that post, as did 10 men.

The Tribunal Supremo de Elecciones provided the statistics.

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