The government of Costa Rica is structured into three branches, Executive, Legislative, and Judicial. The president and the legislators are limited to one, four-year term. There are two vice presidents and a series of Ministers in charge of various departments. Small political parties exist and participate in elections. The PLN (National Liberation Party) and the PUSC (Social Christian Unity Party) have 97% of the votes.
The current president is Oscar Arias Sanchez, Nobel Peace Prize Winner. The process of government is orderly and the country has avoided military involvement in the political affairs of its neighbors.
Costa Rica maintains its standing as a stable and respected member of the world community.