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Costa Rica - Political Flags - National - Part 1

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Overview

Most of these mational level parties have no significant following.  The February 2002 parliamentary elections gave seats in the Legislative Assembly to only five of the fifty parties: 
- Unidad Social Cristiana (Social Christian Unity Party (PUSC)) - 19
- Partido Liberación Nacional (National Liberation Party (PLN)) - 17
- Partido Acción Ciudadana (Citizens Action Party (PAC)) - 14
- Partido Movimiento Libertario (Libertarian Movement Party (PML)) - 6
- Partido Renovación Costarricense (Costa Rica Renovation Party (PRC)) - 1
The presidential run-off election in April 2002 was won by the PUSC candidate with 58% to the PLN's 42%.
Joe McMillan, 5 March 2003


Alianza Nacional Cristiana (National Christian Alliance)


image by Jaume Olle, 9 September 2000

At <www.tse.go.cr> there is the same flag but with different shades. The party was founded on 21 January 1981.
Francisco Manuel Garcia, 11 Febuary 2003 and Dov Gutterman, 28 Febuary 2003


Cambio 2000 (Change 2000)


image from <www.tse.go.cr>, located by Francisco Manuel Garcia, 11 Febuary 2003

Coalition between Partido Acción Democratica Alajuelense and  Partido Pueblo Unido. Founded 12 October 2000.
Francisco Manuel Garcia, 11 Febuary 2003 and Dov Gutterman, 28 Febuary 2003


Coalición Izquierda Unida (United Left Coalition)


image resized from <www.tse.go.cr>, located by Francisco Manuel Garcia, 2 March 2006

Union of the Partido Vanguardia Popular and Partido Revolucionario de los Trabajadores (Workers' Revolutionary Party).
Flag is red and charged with bold white "IU" with a five points star replacing the dot of the "I"
Source: <www.tse.go.cr>.
Francisco Manuel Garcia and Dov Gutterman, 2 March 2006


Nuevo Partido Democrático (New Democratic Party)


image by Jaume Olle, 9 September 2000

Same flag is reported at <www.tse.go.cr>. Party founded 18 Febuary 1996.
Francisco Manuel Garcia, 11 Febuary 2003 and Dov Gutterman, 28 Febuary 2003


Partido Acción Ciudadana


image by Ivan Sache, 26 January 2002


image by Ivan Sache, 26 January 2002

Dov Gutterman located the website of Partido Acción Ciudadana (Costa Rica): <www.pac.or.cr>. On the bottom of the homepage is shown a 1:2 flag, diagonally divided yellow-red, with the party acronym PAC, in red, placed vertically along the hoist.
One of the picture in the image gallery shows a party meeting <www.pac.or.cr>. Behind the stand is hanging a 2:3 flag, diagonally divided yellow-red, with the party acronym PAC, in black, placed horizontally in the middle of the flag. It seems to me that the acronym was manually added on a "plain" flag (look especially at the weird C letter).
Ivan Sache, 26 January 2002

Same flag as at top but with other proportions appears at <www.tse.go.cr>.
Francisco Manuel Garcia, 11 Febuary 2003 and Dov Gutterman, 28 Febuary 2003


Partido Alianza Democrítica Nacionalista (National Democratic Aliance Party)


image by Dov Gutterman, 2 March 2006

Partido Alianza Democri'tica Nacionalista (National Democratic Aliance Party) - Blue flag with bold "ADN" (A nad N in white, D in orange).
Party's statute <www.adn.co.cr>:
"ARTICULO 3: Emblemas
El Partido Alianza Democri'tica Nacionalista se identificare' por sus siglas ADN y su bandera es azul con las letras A y N de color blanco y la letra D de color anaranjado".
Source: <www.tse.go.cr>.
Francisco Manuel Garcia and Dov Gutterman, 2 March 2006


Partido Democrata


image by Jaume Olle, 9 September 2000

At <www.tse.go.cr> there is quite the same flag as reported by Jaume apart of different shape of the "V". The party was founded on 8 May 1996.
Francisco Manuel Garcia, 11 Febuary 2003 and Dov Gutterman, 28 Febuary 2003


Partido Fuerza Democrática (Democratic Force Party)


image by Guillermo Aveledo, 7 September 2000

According to <www.tse.go.cr> the flag is orange but with inscription of the party name. The party was founded on 21 November 1992.
Francisco Manuel Garcia, 11 Febuary 2003 and Dov Gutterman, 28 Febuary 2003


Partido Independiente (Independent Party)


image by Jaume Olle, 9 September 2000

This party and flag don't appear at <www.tse.go.cr>. The party seems not to exist anymore.
Francisco Manuel Garcia, 11 Febuary 2003 and Dov Gutterman, 28 Febuary 2003


Partido Independiente Obrero


image from <www.tse.go.cr> , located by Francisco Manuel Garcia, 11 Febuary 2003

The Party was founded on 27 November 1971.
Francisco Manuel Garcia, 11 Febuary 2003 and Dov Gutterman, 28 Febuary 2003


Partido Integración Nacional


image by Phil Nelson , 15 April 2000


image by Jaume Olle, 9 September 2000

Dov Gutterman has reported the flag of the Partido Integración Nacional (Costa Rica) at <www.pin.freeservers.com> . It appears that the other image on this site, using the flag with the initials of the party, is just a logo.
Phil Nelson , 15 April 2000

At <www.tse.go.cr> there is the same flag as lower one but with different shape of the initials. Party founded 30 January 1996.
Francisco Manuel Garcia, 11 Febuary 2003 and Dov Gutterman, 28 Febuary 2003


Partido Liberación Nacional (National Liberation Party)

[National Liberation Party, Costa Rica]
image by Thanh-Tâm Lê, 11 March 1999

The National Liberation Party was founded by Josep Figueres i Ferrer, former president of Costa Rica. President Figueres was responsible for the abolition of the Costa Rican army.
The party has a horizontally green, white, green horizontal flag.
Jaume Ollé, 16 September 1997

Same flag is reported at <www.tse.go.cr>. Party founded 15 April 1952.
Francisco Manuel Garcia, 11 Febuary 2003 and Dov Gutterman, 28 Febuary 2003

Founded on 12 October 1951, at the end of the Civil War, in La Paz, San Ramón de Alajuela, as the Movimiento de Liberación Nacional (National Liberation Movement), the PLN was official registered with the Electoral Court on 15 April 1952. His founder was  José Figueres Ferrer (1906-1990), a hero of the Civil War, who served as the President of the Republic in 1948-1949, 1953-1958 and 1970-1974.
The PLN is a Social Democrat party, member of the Socialist International. Another famous member of the PLN is Óscar Arias (b. 1940), President of the Republic in 1986-1990 and since 2006, awarded the  Nobel Peace Prize in 1987. In the general elections held in 2006, the PLN won 25 out of the 57 seats in the Congress.
The statutes of the party were approved by the National Assembly [of the party] on 29 April 1994 and last amended on 12 March 2007.
"Chapter I. Principles and objectives.
[...]
Seat of the party and colors of the emblem.
Article 4.
The colors of the party's emblem shall be green, white and green, in horizontal stripes of equal height."
The proposal for new statutes of the party has a slightly different description of the party emblem, which is explicitely called "flag" ("bandera"):
"Title I.
General provisions.
[...]
Chapter II. Emblem and symbols. The emblem of the party shall be the green, white and green flag, in horizontal stripes of equal height.
[...]"
Photographies taken during the Vth National Congress of  the party, held on 22 May 2005, show a big flag on the wall behind the official stand. The flag is horizontally divided green-white-green with the Socialist rose emblem in the middle, the upper part of the rose overlapping the upper green stripe.
Ivan Sache, 9 February 2008


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