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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 once  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. The images of the emblems can be seen here.
Ivan Sache, 09 August 2013


Partido Movimiento Libertario (Libertarian Movement Party)


Former flag
image by Jaume Olle, 9 September 2000 and Ivan Sache, 01 August 2013


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

Jaume reported logo on white. The site <www.tse.go.cr> shows logo and inscription on white. Party founded 2 Febuary 1994.
Francisco Manuel Garcia, 11 Febuary 2003 and Dov Gutterman, 28 Febuary 2003

Party website at <www.libertario.org>.
Bert Moore, 10 March 2003

Movimiento Libertario (ML), a liberal centrist party, was founded on 2 December 1994 by Otto Guevara, Raúl Costales and Rigoberto Stewart. The party was registered by Resolution No. 261 of 14 February 1997. In the 2010 elections, ML ranked as the third most important party of  the country, with 21% of the votes for the presidential election and 9 out of 57 seats in the Chamber of Deputies.
According to Article 2 of the party's Statutes, amended on 3 February  2001 by Resolution No. 51 and on 5 March 2005 by Resolution No. 39, the party's emblem is a red rectangle in proportions 3:1. It is charged with a white figure made of two thick strokes, one longer than the other. The two strokes reach the limit of the flag, the shorter at left and the longer at right. This figure represents a stylized, V-shaped flying bird.
Source: Party's Statutes
Photos:
http://www.nacion.com/nacional/politica/Otto-Guevara-vuelve-tono-campana_0_1354464575.html 
http://infosurhoy.com/cocoon/saii/xhtml/es/features/saii/features/main/2010/02/05/feature-02 
http://busesticos.wordpress.com/2010/02/06/reporte-especial-jalando-electores/#jp-carousel-938
http://busesticos.files.wordpress.com/2010/02/mauco-urbano-daewoo-bs-110-consentacion-ml.jpg
http://wvw.aldia.cr/ad_ee/2006/noviembre/06/nacionales884646.html>
The current flag of the party is made of its current emblem. The logo with the lettering is not a flag.
Ivan Sache, 01 August 2013


Partido Nacional Independiente (National 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 Patria Nueva (New Homeland Party)


image by Ivan Sache, 01 August 2013


image by Ivan Sache, 01 August 2013

Partido Patria Nueva (PPN) was founded on 28 April 2012 and registered by Resolution No. 59 of 19 June 2013. The party is presided by the poetess Julieta Dobles Yzaguirre (b. 1943).
According to Article 3 of the party's Statutes, the flag of PPN is rectangular, made of two stripes of equal size, the upper bright red, made of 50% magenta and 50% cyan, and the lower green, 1348 U, made of 60% cyan, 36% yellow and 3% black. The upper stripe is inscribed with the party's name in voided Arial Black letters.
Source: Party Statutes
The flag appears to be used either with or without lettering.
Photos http://www.crhoy.com/jose-miguel-corrales-volvera-a-la-politica-con-el-partido-patria-nueva/ 
https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/p480x480/1006179_189633971200975_488155158_n.jpg 
Ivan Sache, 01 August 2013


Partido Patria Primero (Homeland First Party)


image by Dov Gutterman, 4 March 2006

Partido Patria Primero (Homeland First Party) - Swallotailed blue flag. Party statute at <www.elecciones2006.ucr.ac.cr> states:
"ARTÍCULO 3.- Emblemas.
La divisa del Partido es un rectángulo con dos picos al lado derecho,este rectángulo tendré como color el azul reflejo."
Source: <www.tse.go.cr>.
Francisco Manuel Garcia and Dov Gutterman, 4 March 2006

Registered on 5 August 2005 and cancelled on 18 March 2010.
Translation of the Spanish quote:
The emblem of the party is a rectangle with two points at the right size; this rectangle is of blue Reflex colour.
Ivan Sache, 09 August 2013


Partido Patriótico Nacional (National Patriotic Party)


image by  Ivan Sache, 09 August 2013

W-B-W triband. Party founded 14 October 1971
Francisco Manuel Garcia, 11 Febuary 2003 and Dov Gutterman, 28 Febuary 2003

Registered on 8 January 1972 and cancelled on 22 February 2007.
Ivan Sache, 09 August 2013


Partido Pueblo Unido (United People Party)


image by Ivan Sache, 09 August 2013

Basicly same flag at <www.tse.go.cr>. Party founded 23 July 1995. This party is part of Cambio 2000 coalition.
Francisco Manuel Garcia, 11 Febuary 2003 and Dov Gutterman, 28 Febuary 2003

Registered on 6 June 1989 and cancelled on 6 December 1990. Registered on 14 July 1997, renamed Vanguardia Popular on 26 June 2004, and cancelled on 17 March 2010.
Probably to be presented together with Vanguardia Popular.
Ivan Sache, 09 August 2013


Partido Renovación Costarricense (Costa Rican Renewal Party)


image by Ivan Sache, 01 August 2013

Guillermo Aveledo reported a plain blue on white bicolor. However <www.tse.go.cr> shows kind of a logo (fish?) on top fly of the flag. Founded 3 June 1995
Francisco Manuel Garcia, 11 Febuary 2003 and Dov Gutterman, 28 Febuary 2003

Partido Renovación Costarricense (PRC), a Christian party, was founded on 9 December 1995 in Hatillo by former members of ANC (Alianza Nacional Cristiana). The party was registered by Resolution No. 485 of 23 May 1996. In the 2010 elections, PRC obtained 0.7% of the votes for the presidential election and 1 out of 57 seats in the Chamber of Deputies.

According to Article 7 of the party's Statutes, revised by Resolution No. 1,423 of 28 March 1998, Resolution No. 30 of 2 March 2013, and Resolution No. 51 of 18 May 2013 , "The party has for single emblem a bicolor, rectangular flag. Its colours are blue and white, divided horizontally into two equal parts. The upper right part of the blue stripe is charged with an oval-shaped element, which symbolizes the vigilant action of our movement for the respect of justice and common good, which are the fundamental bases of the party. The lower left part of the white stripe is charged with the acronym 'PRC' written in  capital letters."
Source: http://www.tse.go.cr/pdf/normativa/estatutos/renovacioncostarricense.pdf 

The current version of the flag appears to be charged with the oval-shaped element.
Photos:
https://www.larepublica.net/app/cms/www/images/201306041125580.orozco-ciencia-y-tecnologia.jpg 
http://www.ameliarueda.com/tse-declara-parcialmente-con-lugar-recurso-contra-partidos-religiosos/ 
http://www.micartago.com/index.php?news=1210  (also with plain blue-white flags)

On 4 February 2013, the Electoral Supreme Court declared that the use of a Christian symbol - here the fish -, by the party violates Article 28 of the Constitution.  EFE, 4 February 2013
The wording of Article 7 of the Statutes was amended accordingly. The former version said "a fish-shaped insignia, which symbolizes the party's Christian principles". The drawing currently shown on the website of the Electoral Supreme Court indeed shows the emblem with an oval instead of a fish.
Source: http://www.tse.go.cr/renovacioncostarricense.htm
Ivan Sache, 01 August 2013


Partido Unión Generalena (General Union Party)


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

Founded 14 June 1960.
Francisco Manuel Garcia, 11 Febuary 2003 and Dov Gutterman, 28 Febuary 2003

Registered on 4 November 1989 and cancelled on 22 February 2007. The party won one seat in the Chamber of Deputies in 1994.
Ivan Sache, 09 August 2013


Partido Unión Nacional (National Union Party)


image by Dov Gutterman, 4 March 2006

Partido Unión Nacional (National Union Party)- Yellow flag charged with green oval with the inscription "UNION NACIONAL" in yellow.
Source: <www.tse.go.cr>.
Francisco Manuel Garcia and Dov Gutterman, 4 March 2006

Registered on 4 November 1947 and cancelled on 17 October 1952.
Registered on 29 October 1952 and cancelled on 3 February 1974.
Registered on 13 June 1977 and cancelled on 7 November 1980.
Registered on 17 November 1982 and cancelled on 27 December 1985.
Registered on 8 July 1986 and cancelled on 12 July 1994.
Registered on 28 July 2005 and cancelled on 18 March 2010
Ivan Sache, 09 August 2013


Partido Unión Para el Cambio (Union for Change Party)


image by Dov Gutterman, 4 March 2006

Partido Unión Para el Cambio (Union for Change Party)- Horizontal blue over yellow with white bar at the hoist.
Party statute at <www.upc.or.cr> states:
"ARTICULO SEIS: ..... Los colores de su divisa el BLANCO, AZUL y AMARILLO. La divisa una bandera BLANCO VERTICAL IZQUIERDO Y AZUL Y AMARILLO HORIZONTAL."
Sources: <www.tse.go.cr>, <www.upc.or.cr>.
Francisco Manuel Garcia and Dov Gutterman, 4 March 2006

Registered on 20 June 2005 and cancelled on 17 March 2010.
Translation of the Spanish quote:
Article 6. The colours of the emblem are white, blue and yellow. The emblem is a flag with a vertical white stripe on the left and horizontal blue and yellow stripes.
Ivan Sache, 09 August 2013


Partido Unión Patriótica (Patriotic Union Party)


image resized from <www.tse.go.cr>, located by Francisco Manuel Garcia, 4 March 2006

Partido Unión Patriótica (Patriotic Union Party) - Blue flag charge with bold white "UP" and below it the insciption "Unión Patriótica" also in white
Party statute at <www.unionpatriotica.com> states:
"ARTICULO DOS: De la divisa de la UP y emblemas que puede adoptar.
La bandera del Partido será un rectángulo, color azul (Pantone-doscientos ochenta y seis-C – doce puntos. Pantone ref.blue setenta y cinco punto cero y cuatro puntos. Pantone pro blue veinticinco punto cero), cuya base medirá el ciento cincuenta por ciento de lo que mida a lo alto, con la sigla UP al centro, y bajo estas letras el nombre Unión Patriótica. Todas las letras serán cursivas y en color blanco. El cuerpo de la sigla UP medirá, a lo alto, el treinta y tres por ciento del alto de la bandera, y a lo ancho, el cuarenta y tres por ciento de lo que mida la base. La Asamblea Nacional podrá adoptar otros emblemas, símbolos y distintivos que estime convenientes para identificar las causas o luchas que asuma el Partido."
Sources: <www.tse.go.cr>, <www.unionpatriotica.com> .
Francisco Manuel Garcia and Dov Gutterman, 4 March 2006

Registered on 28 June 2005 and cancelled on 25 March 2010.
Translation of the Spanish quote:
The party flag shall be a blue rectangle (Pantone 286c: 12 %, Pantone Reflex blue: 75.04%, Pantone Pro blue: 25%), in proportions 2:3, with the acronym 'UP" in the middle, beneath the party name. All letters are white, in cursive font. The height of "UP" is 33% of the flag's hoist. The width of "UP" is 43% of the flag's base. The party's National Assembly may adopt other emblems, symbols and distinctive marks considered as suitable for the causes and struggle assumed by the party.
Ivan Sache, 09 August 2013


Partido Rescate Nacional


image by Jaume Olle, 9 September 2000


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

Jaume reported diagonaly divided red-white. However, <www.tse.go.cr> shows a RWR triband with logo on the white stripe. Party founded 27 July 1996
Francisco Manuel Garcia, 11 Febuary 2003 and Dov Gutterman, 28 Febuary 2003

Registered on 28 July 1997 and cancelled on 17 March 2010.
Ivan Sache, 09 August 2013


Partido Vanguardia Popular (Popular Vanguard Party)


image resized from <www.tse.go.cr>, located by Francisco Manuel Garcia, 4 March 2006

New name and flag for the previous Partido Pueblo Unido (United People Party) which was found in 1931 as the Communist Party of Costa Rica (Partido Comunista de Costa Rica). The new flag is red with torch at the canton
Sources: <www.tse.go.cr>, <costaricaenginebra.tripod.com>, <en.wikipedia.org>.
Francisco Manuel Garcia and Dov Gutterman, 4 March 2006

Registered on 14 July 1997 as Pueblo Unido, renamed Vanguardia Popular on 26 June 2004, and cancelled on 17 March 2010.
Ivan Sache, 09 August 2013


Socialist Labor Action Party


image by Ivan Sache, 12 August 1999

Horizontal red-black-white-yellow-blue-green.
Source:Smith (1975), pp. 340-341 ("Symbols in politics"). Smith says that these are real flags and notonly party emblems, which may differ in colours when used as emblem or in a flag.
Ivan Sache, 12 August 1999

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

Still active.
Partido Unidad Social Cristiana (PUSC), a Christian Democratic party, was founded on 17 December 1983 as the merger of Renovación Democrática, Republicano Calderonista, Demócrata Cristiano and Unión Popular, and registered on 18 January 1984. PUSC was one of the two dominant parties of the bipartisan period (1983-2006). The party won the presidential election in 1990 (Rafael Ángel Calderón Fournier), 1998 (Miguel Ángel Rodríguez Echeverría) and 2002 (Abel Pacheco de la Espriella). In 2010, PUSC obtained 3.9% of the votes at the presidential election and 5 out of 57 seats in the Chamber of Deputies.
According to Article 6 of the party's Statutes, amended on 11 October 2008 by Resolution No. 14, the party's emblem is made of two horizontal stripes of same size, the upper red and the lower blue. Source: Party Statutes and Photo
Ivan Sache, 09 August 2013


Unidad Social Cristiana (Social Christian Unity)


image by Guillermo Aveledo, 7 September 2000

Coast Rica "Pueblo Unido" coalition. Horizontal bicolor of red over blue. Looks very similar to the old Haitian flag.
Source: [cra90].
Randy Young, 20 January 1999

This flag is identical to the Unidad Social Cristiana flag which can be seen at : <www.nacion.co.cr>.
Dov Gutterman, 8 June 2000

This is the currunt Unidad Social Cristiana (Social Christian Unity) flag.
Guillermo Aveledo, 7 September 2000

Same bicolor appears at <www.tse.go.cr>. Party founded 21 December 1983
Francisco Manuel Garcia, 11 Febuary 2003 and Dov Gutterman, 28 Febuary 2003