The Costa Rican Renovation Party
() is a Christian political party
in Costa Rica
Established in 1995, the party first participated in national elections in 1998
, when its presidential candidate, Sherman Thomas Jackson
received 1.4% of the vote,Nohlen, D
(2005) Elections in the Americas: A data handbook, Volume I
, p182 ISBN 9780199283576 whilst they won a single seat in the parliamentary elections, taken by Justo Orozco
Orozco was the party's presidential candidate in 2002
, finishing fifth with 1.1% of the vote. The party also retained its sole parliamentary seat in the elections, taken by Carlos Avendaño
. However, Avendaño left the party and founded his own faction.
In the 2006 elections
the party's candidate Bolivar Serrano Hidalgo
won 3.4% of the vote in the presidential election, but the party lost its parliamentary seat. In 2010 elections
, Mayra Gonzalez
finished sixth in the presidential contest with 0.7%, but the party regained parliamentary representation, winning a solitary seat, taken by Orozco.