Worldwide Guide to Women in Leadership
Female Leaders of Costa Rica Parties

Also see Costa Rica Ministers

1956-57 President of Partido Liberacón Nacional María Teresa Obregón Zamora
First female MP in 1953.

1963-circa 70 Co-Leader of Partido Democratico de Avanza de Femina Clothilde Cordero de Carvajal

1963-circa 70 Co-Leader of Partido Democratico de Avanza de Femina Algela Acuña de Cahaón

1963-circa 70 Co-Leader of Partido Democratico de Avanza de Femina Olga de Echandi

1982 President of Partido Organizacion Socialista de los Trabadores Maria Trejos Montero

1983-? President of Partido Unión Nacional Olga Marta Ulate Rojas

1992-? President of Partido Alajuelita Nueva Annie Badilla Calderón

1998-? Secretary of Partido Unidad Social Cristina Lorena Uásiques

1999-2002 Leader of Partido Liberación Nacional Sonia Picado Sotela

2001-02 President of Partido Unidad Social Cristiana Rina Maria Contreras López
Vice-President 1998-2000 and 2000-01 President of the Parliament and afterwards Minister and Ambassador (b. 1950-).

2002-03 President of Partido Liberación Nacional Ana Gabriela Ross González
(d. 2003)

2005-09 President of the Partido Acción Ciudadana Epsy Campbell Barr
2003-05 Leader of the Parliamentary Faction
Candidate for the post of first Vice-president in 2006 and candidate for presidential candidate in the party primaries in 2009 and 2013.

2005-10 President of Partido Nueva Liga Feminista Ana Felicia Torres Redondo

2005-? President of Patria Nueva María Rocío Céspedes Rodríguez

2006-08 Leader of the Parliamentary Faction of Tras un Desarollo con Rostro Humano Mayi Antillón
Became minister in the government in 2008

2006-10 Leader of the Parliamentary Faction of Pac Será un Oposición Responsable Elizabeth Fonseca Corrales
2009- Leader of the Acción Ciudadana Party

2006-10 Leader of the Parliamentary Faction of Partido Unidad Social Cristiana Tras Agenda Nacional de Desarollo Lorena Vásquez Badilla
She was also Party President.

2006-10 Leader of the Parliamentary Faction Libertarios Derán Continuidad a So Labor Evita Arguedas

2010- Leader of the Parliamentary Faction of the Accesibilidad Sin Exclusión Rita Chaves Casanova

2010- Leader of the Parliamentary Faction of the Acción Ciudadana Carmen Muñoz Quesada

2013- President of Frente Amplio Patricia Mora Castellanos

 

Last update 28.08.13