In February 2010, Laura Chinchilla became the country's first woman to be elected president, taking 47% of the vote. She's a protg of outgoing centrist president Oscar Arias. Due to Article 132 of Costa Rica's Constitution, Chinchilla was ineligible to run for a second consecutive term.
Luis Guillermo Sols was elected president in May 2014. A member of the center-left Citizens' Action Party, Sols easily won the presidency after first round runner-up, San Jos Mayor Johnny Araya Monge stopped actively campaigning.