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Note: All flags on this page are unconfirmed - unless explicitly stated.

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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 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.
Ivan Sache
, 05 August 2013


Acción Cantonal Siquirres Independiente


image based on <www.tse.go.cr>, located by Francisco Manuel Garcia, 11 February 2003

Cantonal party from Canton Siquirres, Limon Province. Founded 25 February 2001.
Francisco Manuel Garcia, 11 February 2003 and Dov Gutterman, 28 February 2003

Still active. Founded on 25 February 2001 and registered by Resolution No. 66 of 4 June 2001.
According to Article 2 of the party's Statutes, last amended by Resolution No. 69 of 15 November 2009, "The emblem of the party shall be a black locomotive moving from left to right on a railway with ties, with numeral '29' applied on the front and lateral part. The locomotive shall be placed in the center of a white rectangle with the party's acronym 'PACSI' placed vertically along the left border. The emblem represents the willingness and the historical roots of our people, as well as the unity of action of people through the most representative means of locomotion in the zone."
Source: Party's Statutes
Ivan Sache, 05 August 2013


Acción Naranjena


image by Ivan Sache, 08 August 2013

Acción Naranjena (PAN) was founded on 23 January 2008 and registered (Naranjo, Alajuela) by Resolution No. 1 of 26 January 2009.
According to Article 2 of the party's Statutes, "The emblem of the party is a rectangular flag, yellow and black, the upper stripe yellow and the lower black."
Source: Party's Statutes
Photos: http://eccc-fotografia32009.blogspot.fr/2010/02/fotoreportaje-partido-accion-naranjena.html 
Ivan Sache, 08 August 2013


Acción Quepeña


image by Ivan Sache, 05 August 2013

Cantonal party from Canton Aguirre, Puntarenas Province. Founded 17 May 2001.
Francisco Manuel Garcia, 11 February 2003 and Dov Gutterman, 28 February 2003

Still active. Founded on 16 May 2001 and registered by Resolution No. 94 of 6 July 2001. The party is named for Quepos, the capital of Aguirre Canton.
According to Article 2 of the party's Statutes, "The emblem of the party is a tricolour flag, rectangular, made of three vertical stripes, from left to right, coffee brown, celeste blue and green. The three colours represent the economical activities of Aguirre Canton, agriculture, fishing and tourism, respectively."
Source: Party's Statutes
Ivan Sache, 05 August 2013


Integración Barbarena


image by Ivan Sache, 05 August 2013

Integración Barbarena was founded on 20 March 2006 and registered (Santa Barbara, Heredia) by Resolution No. 28 of 25 May 2006.
According to Article 2 of the party's Statutes, "The emblem of the party shall be a rectangular flag divided by a transversal line running from the lower left to the upper right corner. The colors are pink in the upper, left part and white in the lower, right part. In the middle of the flag is placed, horizontally, the party's acronym (P.I.B) in black color. White means peace, transparency and purity, characteristic of all the inhabitants of the canton. Pink means tenderness used by men and women to the development of the community. The black colors of the letters 'P.I.B' placed horizontally in the middle of the flag mean the integration of all existing colors, which alludes to the integration program of the party, in which all doors are open to everyone searching for the profit of the canton to reach his/her own interests."
Source: Party's Statutes
Ivan Sache, 05 August 2013


Partido Acción Golfiteña


image by Ivan Sache, 05 August 2013

Cantonal party from Canton Golfito, Puntarenas Province. Founded: 2 May 1997.
Francisco Manuel Garcia, 11 February 2003 and Dov Gutterman, 28 February 2003

Registered on 28 July 1997 and cancelled on 1 March 2007.
Ivan Sache, 05 August 2013


Partido Alajuelita Nueva


image by Ivan Sache, 05 August 2013

Cantonal Party from Canton Alajuelita, San Jose Province. Founded 3 July 1981.
Francisco Manuel Garcia, 11 February 2003 and Dov Gutterman, 28 February 2003

Registered on 30 July 1981 and cancelled on 23 March 2010.
Ivan Sache
, 05 August 2013


Alianza para Avanzar


image based on <www.tse.go.cr>, located by Francisco Manuel Garcia, 11 February 2003

Cantonal party from Canton San José, San Jose Province. Founded 24 February 2002.
Francisco Manuel Garcia, 11 February 2003 and Dov Gutterman, 28 February 2003

Registered on 23 May 2002 and cancelled on 1 March 2007.
Ivan Sache, 05 August 2013


Acuerdo Cantonal Desamparadeno


flag following emblem's prescription
image by Ivan Sache, 09 August 2013


flag seen on a photo
image by Ivan Sache, 09 August 2013


flag seen on a photo
image by Ivan Sache, 09 August 2013

Acuerdo Cantonal Desamparadeno (A.C.D) was founded on 7 October 2009 and registered (Desamparados, San José) by Resolution No. 47 of 14 May 2010.
According to Article 2 of the party's Statutes, "The emblem of the party shall be a rectangle of width twice the height, divided by a transversal line running from the upper left to the lower right corner, the upper part green and the lower part red. In the middle of the emblem is placed the acronym 'A.C.D', centered, in yellow letters of Tahoma Bold font. The letter's height is 17% of the emblem's height, while the letters 'A.C.D' cover 47% of the emblem's width. A dot of the same colour shall be placed after each letter".
Source: Party's Statutes
On a photo, the party's flag appears to be hoisted with the green triangle placed along the hoist and with lettering only on the flag's obverse - or, most probably, no lettering at all.
 https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/1014152_540017709380429_1843015530_n.jpg 
Ivan Sache, 09 August 2013


Garabito Ecológico


image based on <www.tse.go.cr>, located by Francisco Manuel Garcia, 11 February 2003

Cantonal Party from Canton Garabito, Puntarenas Province. Founded 17 June 2001.
Francisco Manuel Garcia, 11 February 2003 and Dov Gutterman, 28 February 2003

Still active. Founded on 17 June 2000 and registered by Resolution No. 30 of 16 March 2001.
According to Article 2 of the party's Statutes, amended by Resolution No. 73 of 27 February 2002, "The emblem of Partido Garabito Ecológico is a rectangle whose width is half of the height [2:1], divided into three horizontal stripes. The upper stripe is inscribed with the word 'Garabito' in black capital letters on a white background, while the lower stripe is inscribed with 'Ecológico' - same colour and background. Each of those two stripes covers 1/7 of the full emblem. The remaining 5/7 form the central stripe, orled in its upper and lower parts by opposed and inverted blue sea waves, themselves charged with black seeds of dicotyledon plants. The central space shows on a blue background from left to right two parallel stems with three lanceolate, alternate leaves, all white, covering one half of the space, and a spiral made of two concentric volutes, all white, placed in the upper part of the remaining half. The shade of blue is Pantone 2645c."
Source: Party's Statutes
Ivan Sache, 05 August 2013


Partido Alianza por San José


image by Ivan Sache, 05 August 2013

Cantonal party from Canton San José, San Jose Province. Founded 3 March 2001.
Francisco Manuel Garcia, 11 February 2003 and Dov Gutterman, 28 February 2003

Still active. Founded on 3 March 2001 and registered by Resolution No. 99 of 12 July 2001. Cancelled on 5 April 2010 and re-activated by Resolution No. 68 of 24 July 2012.
According to Article 2 of the party's Statutes, amended on 5 and 17 August 2006, "The emblem shall be a celeste blue background with a white oval-shaped emblem with five columns and a base in the center, all outlined in black. The width of the emblem shall be the double of its height."
Source: Party's Statutes
The emblem appears to represent the Temple of Music, located in Morazon Park, San José. The monument was designed in 1920 by the noted architect José Francisco Salazar (1892-1978). It is, undoubtedly, a pastiche of the Neoclassical Temple of Love, designed in 1778 by Richard Mique (1728-1794), the architect of Queen Marie-Antoinette, on a small man-made island located in the garden of Petit Trianon at Versailles.
Source: Temple of Music, San José,  Temple of Love, Versailles

The amendment of Article 2 might have removed the lettering "PASJ" from the emblem. The flag in use, however, appears to be regular blue, with the lettering beneath the Temple of Music.
Source: Photo gallery from the party's Facebook page (Photo


image by Ivan Sache, 05 August 2013

A squarish, light blue flag appears to be also widely used by the party's supporters.
Source: Photo gallery from the party's Facebook page (Photo
Ivan Sache, 05 August 2013


Partido Auténtico Labrador de Coronado


image based on <www.tse.go.cr>, located by Francisco Manuel Garcia, 27 February 2006

Cantonal party from Canton Vasquez de Coronado, San Jose Province.
Francisco Manuel Garcia, 27 February 2006

Still active. Founded on 9 December 2004 and registered by Resolution No. 83 of 28 June 2005.
According to Article 2 of the party's Statutes, "The emblem of Partido Auténtico Labrador de Coronado shall be a rectangular flag with a blue background, representing the sky, and, on the left side, a temple, and, on the right side, a green lawn and, in the background, the morning sun."
Source: Party's Statutes
The temple featured on the emblem is the parish church of San Isidro de Coronado, the cantonal capital.
Source: Photo
Ivan Sache, 05 August 2013


Partido Auténtico Paraíseño


image based on <www.tse.go.cr>, located by Francisco Manuel Garcia, 11 February 2003

Cantonal Party from Canton Paraíso, Cartago Province. Founded 31 March 2001.
Francisco Manuel Garcia, 11 February 2003 and Dov Gutterman, 28 February 2003

Registered on 6 July 2001 and cancelled on 1 March 2007. The witch recalls that Paraíso was once known as Witches' Town.
Ivan Sache, 05 August 2013


Partido Auténtico Pilarico


image based on <www.tse.go.cr>, located by Francisco Manuel Garcia, 27 February 2006

Cantonal party from Canton La Unión, Cartago Province.
Francisco Manuel Garcia, 27 February 2006

Registered on 29 June 2005 and cancelled on 23 March 2010.
Ivan Sache, 05 August 2013


Partido Auténtico Sarapiqueño - PAS


image based on <www.tse.go.cr>, located by Francisco Manuel Garcia, 11 February 2003

Cantonal party from Canton Sarapiqui, Heredia Province. Founded 4 June 2000.
Francisco Manuel Garcia, 11 February 2003 and Dov Gutterman, 28 February 2003

Registered on 29 June 2001 and cancelled on 5 April 2010.
Ivan Sache, 05 August 2013


Partido Autónomo Oromontano


image by Ivan Sache, 05 August 2013

Cantonal party from Canton Montes de Oro, Puntarenas Province.
Francisco Manuel Garcia, 27 February 2006

Still active. Founded on 27 February 2005 and registered by Resolution No. 70 of 10 June 2005.
According to Article 2 of the party's Statutes, "The emblem of the party is a rectangle made of three horizontal stripes of equal width and height, the upper and lower stripes being green and the central stripe being yellow, charged in the middle with the acronym 'P.A.O' in black letters."
Source: Party's Statutes
Ivan Sache, 05 August 2013


Partido Conciencia Limonense


image based on <www.tse.go.cr>, located by Francisco Manuel Garcia, 11 February 2003

Cantonal party from canton Limón, Limon Province. Founded 22 April 2001.
Francisco Manuel Garcia, 11 February 2003 and Dov Gutterman, 28 February 2003

Registered on 12 July 2001 and cancelled on 1 March 2007.
Ivan Sache, 05 August 2013


Partido Comunal Pro-Curri


image based on <www.tse.go.cr>, located by Francisco Manuel Garcia, 27 February 2006

Cantonal party from Canton Curridabat, San Jose Province.
Manuel Garcia, 27 February 2006

Registered on 27 May 2005 and cancelled on 19 January 2011.
Ivan Sache, 05 August 2013


Partido Curridabat Siglo XXI


image by Ivan Sache, 05 August 2013

Cantonal party from Canton Curridabat, San Jose Province. Founded 11 March 1997.
Francisco Manuel Garcia, 11 February 2003 and Dov Gutterman, 28 February 2003

Still active. Founded on 4 January 1997 and registered by Resolution No. 105 of 15 July 1997.
Curridabat Siglo XXI is the most successful of the parties registered at the cantonal level. The party has been ruling the municipality of Curridabat since 2002 (Lucy Retana Chinchilla, 2002-2006 and 2006-2010; Edgar Mora, 2010-2016).
According to Article 1 of the party's Statutes, last amended by Resolution No. 209 of 16 October 2011, "The emblem shall be yellow and blue, forming two triangles dividing a rectangle from the lower left corner to the upper right corner,, yellow on top and blue on bottom. The width of the flag or emblem shall be twice its height."
Source: Party's Statutes

Photos of the flag: Photo gallery on the party's Facebook page
https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/154313_175474162472094_7653237_n.jpg 
https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/162675_174518162567694_8124294_n.jpg 
https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/154697_173667332652777_7672627_n.jpg 
https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/76980_173664702653040_1283188_n.jpg
https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/75351_173156326037211_1909886_n.jpg 
Ivan Sache, 05 August 2013


Partido del Sol


image by Ivan Sache, 05 August 2013

Cantonal party from Canton Santa Ana, San Jose Province. Founded 18 February 1997.
Francisco Manuel Garcia, 11 February 2003 and Dov Gutterman, 28 February 2003

Still active. Founded on 18 February 1997 and registered by Resolution No. 121 of 21 July 1997. Partido del Sol was established to protest against the transfer of the Rio Azul garbage dump to Santa Ana.
According to Article 2 of the party's Statutes, "The emblem of the party shall be a half sun with six orange rays, placed in the middle on a rectangular turquoise background. Beneath is an orange rectangle inscribed with 'PARTIDO DEL SOL' in white letters."
Source: Party's Statutes, party's website
The emblem was modified on 21 April 2012 by the Cantonal Assembly of the party. The original Article 2 of the Statutes reads: "The emblem of the party shall be a half sun with six orange rays, placed in the center of the lower part on a rectangular turquoise background."
Source: Party's Statutes, Electoral Supreme Court's website
The flag currently in use is made of the amended emblem of the party.
Photos:
http://www.ticoindex.com/santaana/noticia/2010/09/club-liberacion-nacional-partido-del-sol.html 
http://www.ticoindex.com/santaana/noticia/2010/09/01/imgs/partido-del-sol%20(2).JPG 
http://www.ticoindex.com/santaana/noticia/2010/09/01/imgs/partido-del-sol%20(5).JPG 

Former flag:

image by Ivan Sache, 05 August 2013

The former flag was squarish, derived from the former emblem of the party. Photo at http://wvw.nacion.com/ln_ee/2006/abril/02/pais2.html
Ivan Sache, 05 August 2013


Part II