The political system of Costa Rica is based on a democratic republic with the President as chief of state as well as the head of government. Besides the President, there are two vice Presidents as well along with a 15-member cabinet. The President and vice presidents as well as fifty-seven Legislative Assembly delegates are elected by popular vote for a term of four years. The members of the cabinet are selected by the President. The political system of Costa Rica is said to be the most stable in Central America.
There are seven provincial boundaries for administrative purposes which are Alajuela, Cartago, Guanacaste, Heredia, Limon, Puntarenas, and San Jose.