Carlos Alvarado Quesada

President of Costa Rica (2018-2022)

Carlos Andrés Alvarado Quesada (San José, January 14, 1980) is a Costa Rican writer, journalist, political scientist and politician. He was the President of Costa Rica from 2018 to 2022. He served as Minister of Labor and Social Security.[1]

Carlos Alvarado Quesada
48th President of Costa Rica
In office
May 8, 2018 – May 8, 2022
Vice PresidentEpsy Campbell Barr
Marvin Rodríguez Cordero
Preceded byLuis Guillermo Solís
Succeeded byRodrigo Chaves Robles
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 44)
San José, Costa Rica
Political partyCitizens' Action Party
(m. 2010)
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.