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Carlos Alvarado Quesada

49th President of Costa Rica

Carlos Alvarado Quesada (San José, January 14, 1980) is a Costa Rican writer, journalist, political scientist and politician. He is the President of Costa Rica. He served as Minister of Labor and Social Security.[1]

Carlos Alvarado Quesada
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48th President of Costa Rica
Assumed office
May 8, 2018
Vice PresidentEpsy Campbell Barr
Marvin Rodríguez Cordero
Preceded byLuis Guillermo Solís
Minister of Labor and Social Security
In office
March 29, 2016 – January 19, 2017
PresidentLuis Guillermo Solís
Preceded byVíctor Morales Mora
Succeeded byAlfredo Hasbum Camacho
Personal details
Born (1980-01-14) 14 January 1980 (age 39)
San José, Costa Rica
Political partyCitizens' Action Party
Alma materUniversity of Costa Rica
University of Sussex

On April 1, 2018 Alvarado won the presidential election by 61% after promising to support gay marriage.[2]


  1. "Carlos Alvarado Quesada" (PDF). Retrieved 28 March 2017.
  2. David Alire Garcia, Enrique Andres Pretel (April 1, 2018). "Costa Rica center-left easily wins presidency in vote fought on gay rights". Reuters.