The Law, which was recently approved unanimously by Congress, has the goal of providing transparency on the information about the presidential elections.
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Published on Thursday, August 26, 2021
By the A.M. Costa Rica staff

On Wednesday, President Carlos Alvarado signed the new law “Ley de Voto Informado" (Information on Voting Law in the English language) that reforms article 148 of the Electoral Code.



The Law, which was recently approved unanimously by Congress, has the goal of providing transparency on the information about the presidential elections. Following this law, political parties are required to present government plans, photographs and biographies of their candidates for the presidency, vice presidencies and councils.

Once the new law is published in the government newspaper, La Gaceta, the law becomes effective immediately. The goal is to put the law into effect for the 2022 Presidential elections held in February.

A couple of weeks ago, Alvarado decided to veto the law and return the text to Congress for a more accurate analysis.

Recently, Congress approved three new laws of great importance for Costa Ricans.




This week, President Alvarado signed a law that establishes the extension of prison years to a maximum of 35 years for people found guilty of femicide.





President Alvarado also signed the  Law to Attract International Digital Nomads. 





In July, the new Law to Attract Foreign Investors, rentiers and pensioners came into effect after being signed by President Alvarado.

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