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Revista de ciencia política (Santiago)

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Abstract

ALFARO-REDONDO, RONALD  and  GOMEZ-CAMPOS, STEFFAN. Costa Rica: Strong Interdependence Among Political Actors Results in a Context of Gridlock and Political Confrontation. Rev. cienc. polít. (Santiago) [online]. 2016, vol.36, n.1, pp.103-121. ISSN 0718-090X.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-090X2016000100005.

2015 was marked by a strong party fragmentation in Congress, and the difficulty of creating large legislative majorities to make key decisions in the political system. The executive suffered a severe erosion of its credibility that hampered its capability on governance issues. Under such scenario of high political interdependence, the result is the cancellation of political actors and initiatives, which in practice are mired in stagnation.

Keywords : Costa Rica; executive-legislative relations; elections; political parties; political gridlock; fragmentation.

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