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Note: All flags on this page are unconfirmed - unless explicitly stated.

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Overview

I am presenting below updates on the parties - several of them have disappeared. I would suggest to present first the parties still active or with historical significance. Updated information on the parties and their current status is available at the Electoral Supreme Court website.
Most flags presented on this page are based on information retrieved from the Electoral Supreme Court website. However, the website shows the emblems and not the flags. A warning notice should be added at the top of the page, stating that, unless explicitly stated, the flags are unconfirmed.
Ivan Sache
, 07 August 2013


Partido Desamparadeñ@s Humanistas Ecologistas


based on <www.tse.go.cr>, located by Francisco Manuel Garcia, 11 February  2003

Cantonal party from Canton Desamparados, San José Province. Founded 1 March 2001.
Francisco Manuel Garcia, 11 February  2003 and Dov Gutterman, 28 February  2003

Registered on 12 July 2001 and cancelled on 7 March 2003.
Ivan Sache, 07 August 2013


Partido El Puente y los Caminos de Mora


image by Ivan Sache, 07 August 2013

Cantonal party from Canton Mora, San José Province.
Francisco Manuel Garcia, 27 Pebruary 2006

Still active
Founded on 5 May 2005 and registered by Resolution No. 85 of 29 June 2005.
According to Article 2 of the party's Statutes, last revised by Resolution No. 39 of 18 April 2009, "The emblem of the party shall be a white flag, rectangular, charged with a logotype representing a native between of two rivers, in the background a yellow sun and a black plant of maize, the rivers blue".
Source: Party's Statutes
Ivan Sache
, 07 August 2013


Partido Fuerza Comunal Desamparadeña


based on <www.tse.go.cr>, located by Francisco Manuel Garcia, 27 Pebruary 2006

Cantonal party from Canton Desamparados, San José Province.
Francisco Manuel Garcia, 27 Pebruary 2006

Registered on 7 July 2005 and cancelled on 24 March 2010.
Ivan Sache
, 07 August 2013


Partido Goicoechea en Acción


image by Ivan Sache, 07 August 2013

Cantonal party from Canton Goicoechea, San José Province.
Francisco Manuel Garcia, 27 Pebruary 2006

Still active. Founded on 12 February 2005 and registered by Resolution No. 97 of 18 July 2005.
According to Article 2 of the party's Statutes, "The emblem of the party is made of four horizontal stripes of equal height, from top to bottom: blue, yellow, white, and red".
Source: Party's Statutes
The colours are those of Goicoechea canton.
Ivan Sache
, 07 August 2013


Partido Humanista Ecologista Barveño


based on <www.tse.go.cr>, located by Francisco Manuel Garcia, 11 February  2003

Cantonal party from Canton Barva, Heredia Province. Founded 7 April 2001.
Francisco Manuel Garcia, 11 February  2003 and Dov Gutterman, 28 February  2003

Registered on 6 July 2001 and cancelled on 7 March 2003.
Ivan Sache
, 07 August 2013


Partido Humanista de Heredia


based on <www.tse.go.cr>, located by Francisco Manuel Garcia, 11 February  2003

Cantonal party from Canton Heredia, Heredia Province. Founded 20 April 1997.
Francisco Manuel Garcia, 11 February  2003 and Dov Gutterman, 28 February  2003

Registered on 14 July 1997 and cancelled on 24 January 2011.
Ivan Sache, 07 August 2013


Partido Humanista de Montes de Oca


based on <www.tse.go.cr>, located by Francisco Manuel Garcia, 11 February  2003

Cantonal party from Canton Montes de Oca, San José Province. Founded 1 March 1997.
Francisco Manuel Garcia, 11 February  2003 and Dov Gutterman, 28 February  2003

Still active. Founded on 1 March 1997 and registered by Resolution No. 95 of 2 July 1997.
According to Article 2 of the party's Statutes, amended by Resolution No. 95 of 6 November 1999, Resolution No. 161 of 21 May 2005, and Resolution No. 43 of 1 July 2006, "The emblem is rectangular, of orange colour Pantone 151 and 151c, with the symbol of infinity crossing the rectangle from side to side, white outlined in black. The symbol represents the permanent connection of the individual with its environment as inseparable unity, and, also, synthetizes our project to change simultaneously the individual and the society. In the lower part, beneath the symbol of infinity, is written, centered and on a single line, 'Partido Humanista de Montes de Oca' in black letters, Helvetica font".
Source: Party's Statutes
Ivan Sache, 07 August 2013


Partido Independiente Belemita


image by Ivan Sache, 07 August 2013


image by Ivan Sache, 07 August 2013

Cantonal party from Canton Belen, Heredia Province. Founded 2 October 1996.
Francisco Manuel Garcia, 11 February  2003 and Dov Gutterman, 28 February  2003

Still active. Founded on 2 October 1996 and registered by Resolution No. 68 of 6 June 1997.
According to Article 2 of the party's Statutes, "The emblem of the party shall be a rectangular flag made of three horizontal stripes, the upper and lower white and the central red. The height of each of the lateral stripes is 1/4 of the the flag's height, the two remaining quarters being covered by the red stripe."
Source: Party's Statutes
The flags in use appears to be either divided 1:2:1 (as prescribed), or 1:1:1.
Photo: Photo gallery of the party's Facebook page
https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/75667_139486052770534_5769697_n.jpg  
https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/73277_139483502770789_4801548_n.jpg 
Ivan Sache, 07 August 2013


Movimiento Avance Santo Domingo


image by Ivan Sache, 08 August 2013

Movimiento Avance Santo Domingo (MAS) was founded on 31 October 2008 and registered (Santo Domingo, Heredia) by Resolution No. 71 of 30 July 2009.
According to Article 2 of the party's Statutes, "The emblem of the party (MAS) is a rectangle of three parts in height, two parts being yellow and one part cyan. The technical specifications are: yellow 100% and cyan 100%. On the yellow stripe is placed the official logotype, made of the party's acronym - MAS - in lower case letters, inscribed on a white disk whose background reproduces the colors of the party's emblem in the same proportion as described above. [Amended by Resolution No. 99 of 31 July 2010]. Yellow symbolizes the Santo Domingo morning, while cyan symbolizes the sea, where rest the remains of Félix Arcadio Montero, the party's inspirer. [Amended by Resolution No. 30, 2012]."
Article 8 of the Statutes presents Félix Arcadio Montero as "a noted academician, jurisconsult and statesman, whose spirit of solidarity and social justice triggered the foundation in the 19th century of Partido Independiente Demócrata as a grass-rooted political alternative to nepotism and lack of interest for people from traditional parties, which defended only the interests of the local coffee-growing oligarchy. This party was, undoubtedly, the precursor of political struggle and of the organisation of the national working class. Moreover, with a visionary political program, the party advocated for the decentralization of civil administration, for the acknowledgement of municipal government as the institution in charge of the development of the country's community, for direct election and for women's vote."
Source: Party's Statutes
Félix Arcadio Montero Monge (1850-1897) was born in Santo Domingo. Expelled from the country, he died at sea; his body was immersed on 5 June 1897 off the coast of Nicaragua, close to the entrance of Fonseca Gulf.
Source: Biography of Montero, "El Pais", 11 January 2013
MAS appears to be the political branch of the citizen's movement Movimiento Patriótico Félix Montero Monge, established in Santo Domingo.
Source: Movimiento Patriótico Félix Montero Monge blog
Ivan Sache, 08 August 2013


Movimiento Curridabat


based on <www.tse.go.cr>, located by Francisco Manuel Garcia, 11 February  2003

Cantonal party from Canton Curridabat, San José Province. Founded 8 November 2000.
Francisco Manuel Garcia, 11 February  2003 and Dov Gutterman, 28 February  2003

Registered on 24 May 2002 and cancelled on 1 March 2007.
Ivan Sache, 07 August 2013


Movimiento Opción Cantonal Auténtica


based on <www.tse.go.cr>, located by Francisco Manuel Garcia, 11 February  2003

Cantonal party from Canton Montes de Oca, San José Province. Founded 9 March 2002.
Francisco Manuel Garcia, 11 February  2003 and Dov Gutterman, 28 February  2003

Registered on 29 May 2002 and cancelled on 1 March 2007.
Ivan Sache, 07 August 2013


Partido Moravia Progresista


image by Ivan Sache, 07 August 2013

Cantonal party from Canton Moravia, San José Province.
Francisco Manuel Garcia, 27 Pebruary 2006

Registered on 28 July 2005 and cancelled on 5 April 2010.
The flag used by the party was vertically divided white-black-white-black-white (1:1:2:1:1), without lettering.
Photo: http://wvw.nacion.com/ln_ee/2005/diciembre/23/pais15.html
Ivan Sache, 07 August 2013


Opción Humanista del Cantón de San José


based on <www.tse.go.cr>, located by Francisco Manuel Garcia, 11 February  2003

Cantonal party from Canton San José, San José Province. Founded 30 September 2001.
Francisco Manuel Garcia, 11 February  2003 and Dov Gutterman, 28 February  2003

Registered on 6 July 2001 and cancelled on 7 March 2003.
Ivan Sache, 07 August 2013


Partido Nuevo Corredores


image by Ivan Sache, 07 August 2013

Cantonal party from Canton Corredores, Puntarenas Province. Founded 3 May 2001.
Francisco Manuel Garcia, 11 February  2003 and Dov Gutterman, 28 February  2003

Registered on 16 July 2001 and cancelled on 1 March 2007.
Ivan Sache, 07 August 2013


Partido Organización Laborista de Aguirre (OLA)


based on <www.tse.go.cr>, located by Francisco Manuel Garcia, 27 Pebruary 2006

Cantonal party from Canton Aguirre, Puntarenas Province.
Francisco Manuel Garcia, 27 Pebruary 2006

Registered on 27 May 2005 and cancelled on 4 February 2011.
The wave on the emblem (in Spanish, "ola") must recall the party' acronym, OLA.
Ivan Sache, 07 August 2013


Renacer Santacruceno


based on <www.tse.go.cr>, located by Francisco Manuel Garcia, 11 February  2003

Cantonal Party from Canton Santa Cruz, Guanacaste Province. Founded 10 March 2002.
Francisco Manuel Garcia, 11 February  2003 and Dov Gutterman, 28 February  2003

Registered on 21 May 2002 and cancelled on 1 March 2007.
Ivan Sache, 07 August 2013


Respuesta Ciudadana


based on <www.tse.go.cr>, located by Francisco Manuel Garcia, 11 February  2003

Cantonal party from Canton Escazú, San José Province. Founded 27 January 2001.
Francisco Manuel Garcia, 11 February  2003 and Dov Gutterman, 28 February  2003

Registered on 31 May 2001 and cancelled on 7 March 2003.
Ivan Sache, 07 August 2013


Partido Revolucionario de los Trabajadores


based on <www.tse.go.cr>, located by Francisco Manuel Garcia, 27 Pebruary 2006

Cantonal party from Canton Heredia, Heredia Province. Founded 20 January 2005.
Francisco Manuel Garcia, 27 Pebruary 2006

Registered on 24 May 2005 and cancelled on 24 March 2010.
Ivan Sache, 07 August 2013


San José Somos Todos


based on <www.tse.go.cr>, located by Francisco Manuel Garcia, 11 February  2003

Cantonal party from Canton San José, San José Province. Founded 9 March 2002.
Francisco Manuel Garcia, 11 February  2003 and Dov Gutterman, 28 February  2003

Registered on 29 May 2002 and cancelled on 1 March 2007.
Ivan Sache, 07 August 2013


Partido Social Demócrata


based on <www.tse.go.cr>, located by Francisco Manuel Garcia, 27 Pebruary 2006

Cantonal party from Canton Palmares, Alajuela Province. Founded 3 February 2004.
Francisco Manuel Garcia, 27 Pebruary 2006

Registered on 18 June 2004 and cancelled on 1 March 2007.
Ivan Sache, 07 August 2013


Tarrazú Primero


image by Ivan Sache, 09 August 2013

Tarrazú Primero was founded on 7 February 2009 and registered (Tarrazú, San José) by Resolution No. 25 of 3 June 2009.
According to Article 2 of the party's Statutes, "The emblem of the party is a white rectangle of 1 unit in height and 1.5 unit in width, charged in the middle with an equilateral triangle, which symbolizes the equality of participation of the three districts forming the canton in its political action. The background of the triangle shall be of the colour of ripe coffee, recalling the main product of the canton. Its position shall be so that one of its sides is parallel to the rectangle left's border. Placed horizontally in the center of the emblem and of the triangle is the acronym 'PTP', in golden letters symbolizing coffee as the export gold. Each side of the triangle shall be equal to 1/3 of the emblem's width."
Source: Party's Statutes
Ivan Sache, 09 August 2013


Todo por Flores


image by Ivan Sache, 09 August 2013

Todo por Flores was founded on 8 October 2009 and registered (Flores, Heredia) by Resolution No. 46 of 6 May 2010.
According to Article 2 of the party's Statutes, "The emblem of the party shall be a rectangular flag with an orange background and a black letter 'F' in the centre".
Source: Party's Statutes
Ivan Sache, 09 August 2013


Unión Ateniense


image by Ivan Sache, 10 August 2013

Unión Ateniense was founded on 21 May 2009 and registered (Atenas, Alajuelas) by Resolution No. 58 of 20 July 2009.
According to Article 2 of the party's Statutes, "The emblem of the party shall be a rectangle of equal width and height, with a white background charged in the center with the acronym 'PUA' in red letters."
Source: Party's Statutes
Ivan Sache, 10 August 2013


Partido Unión Palmareña


image by Ivan Sache, 07 August 2013

Cantonal party from Canton Palmares, Alajuela Province.
Francisco Manuel Garcia, 27 Pebruary 2006

Still active. Founded on 23 April 2005 and registered by Resolution No. 99 of 19 July 2005.
According to Article 2 of the party's Statutes, "The emblem of the party Unión Palmarena shall be red and white, made of two right-angle triangles joined by the hypothenuse. The upper triangle shall be red with a white letter 'U'. The lower triangle shall be white with a red letter 'P'. This emblem shall be used as a logotype on all official paper documents of the party."
Source: Party's Statutes
Ivan Sache, 07 August 2013


Unión Poasena


image by Ivan Sache, 10 August 2013

Unión Poasena was founded on 20 March 2006 and registered (Poás, Alajuela) by Resolution No. 29 of 25 May 2006.
According to Article 2 of the party's Statutes, "The emblem of the party shall be a blue rectangle, whose colour represents the ecological flag."
Source: Party's Statutes
Ivan Sache, 10 August 2013


Partido Yunta Progresista Escazuceña


image by Ivan Sache, 07 August 2013


(probable) former flag, without lettering
image by Ivan Sache, 07 August 2013

Cantonal party from Canton Escazú, San José Province. Founded 4 November 1996.
Francisco Manuel Garcia, 11 February  2003 and Dov Gutterman, 28 February  2003

Still active. Founded on 4 November 1996 and registered by Resolution No. 93 of 1 July 1997.
The party is currently ruling the municipality of Escazú, as it did in 1998-2002 after having defeated the national parties.
According to Article 1 of the party's Statutes, amended by Resolution No. 7 of 20 May 2008, "The emblem shall be blue and green, made of two triangles dividing the rectangle from the upper left to the lower right corner. Blue is on top, green on bottom, the flag's width is twice its height. In the middle of the flag is placed the word 'YUNTA' in white letters, of height 1/3 of the flag's height, in Arial, negrita and cursive."
Source: Party's Statutes
Photo: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=539164546098083
Ivan Sache
, 07 August 2013