PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC
Carlos Alvarado Quesada; (born 14 January 1980 in San José, Costa Rica) is a Costa Rican politician and writer, who is currently serving as the 48th President of Costa Rica. President Alvarado was Minister of Labor and Social Security during the previous administration. President Alvarado has a Bachelor's degree in communication and a Master's degree in political science from the University of Costa Rica, as well as a Master's degree in development studies from the University of Sussex. A successful writer, he published the anthology of stories Transcripciones Infieles in 2006. That same year he obtained the Young Creation Award of Editorial Costa Rica with the novel La historia de Cornelius Brown, and in 2012 he published the historical novel Las Posesiones. Aged 38 on his inauguration, he became the youngest serving Costa Rican President since Alfredo González Flores in 1914, then aged 36.
FIRST VICE-PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC
Epsy Campbell Barr (born 4 July 1963 in San José, Costa Rica) is a Costa Rican politician and economist, who became the First Vice-President of Costa Rica on 8 May 2018. She is Costa Rica’s first woman of African descent to become vice president, and the second female vice president of African descent in the Americas. Ms. Campbell Barr was appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs and Worship by President Alvarado. She began her university studies at the University of Costa Rica and later moved to the regional campus of Limón Province, where she studied and worked simultaneously. Ms. Campbell Barr lived on the Caribbean for ten years, then returned to San José, where she graduated as an economist from the Latin University of Costa Rica in 1998. She has an MA in Development Cooperation from the Foundation for Cultural and Social Sciences of Spain in 2008. She has is a researcher and activist for the rights of women and people of African descent and entered politics because she wanted to become a social activist.
SECOND VICE-PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC
Marvin Rafael de los Ángeles Rodríguez Cordero (Cobano, Puntarenas, October 20, 1960) is a Costa Rican educator, politician and union leader. He is the second Vice President of the Republic for the period 2018-2022. Son of Danilo Rodríguez Blanco and Rafaela Cordero Barquero, parents without studies, Rodríguez joined the Cobano Agricultural Technical College at the age of 14 and worked in agricultural functions with his father. He participated in different community activities including the presidency of the Association for the Integral Development of Esperanza de Paquera at age 18. As a union activist he was elected the General Secretary of the Costa Rican Education Workers ' Union (SEC).