Costa Rica: Heads of State: 1948-2016

Presidente de la Junta Fundadora de la Segunda República
8 May 1948 - 8 Nov 1949 José María Hipólito Figueres Ferrer
Presidente Constitucional de la República [1]
8 Nov 1949 - 8 Nov 1953 Luis Emilio Rafael de la Trinidad Otilio González Ulate y Blanco
8 Nov 1953 - 8 May 1958 José María Hipólito Figueres Ferrer (x)
8 May 1958 - 8 May 1962 Mario José Echandi Jiménez
Presidente de la República
8 May 1962 - 8 May 1966 Francisco José Orlich Bolmarcich
8 May 1966 - 8 May 1970 José Joaquín Antonio Trejos Fernández
8 May 1970 - 8 May 1974 José María Hipólito Figueres Ferrer (x)
8 May 1974 - 8 May 1978 Porfirio Ricardo José Luis Daniel Oduber Quirós
8 May 1978 - 8 May 1982 Rodrigo José Ramón Francisco de Jesús Carazo Odio
8 May 1982 - 8 May 1986 Luis Alberto Monge Álvarez
8 May 1986 - 8 May 1990 Óscar Rafael de Jesús Arias Sánchez
8 May 1990 - 8 May 1994 Rafael Ángel Calderón Fournier
8 May 1994 - 8 May 1998 José María Figueres Olsen
8 May 1998 - 8 May 2002 Miguel Ángel Rodríguez Echeverría
8 May 2002 - 8 May 2006 Abel de Jesús Pacheco de la Espriella
8 May 2006 - 8 May 2010 Óscar Rafael de Jesús Arias Sánchez (x)
Presidenta de la República
8 May 2010 - 8 May 2014 Laura Chinchilla Miranda
Presidente de la República
8 May 2014 - Luis Guillermo Solís Rivera

[1] The Constitution of 1949 routinely refers to the head of state as Presidente de la República and/or Presidente, assigning no particular style for the office; the word "Constitucional" was in consistent official use to 8 May 1962.
Last updated on: 18 May 2014 12:40:26