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Costa Rican merchants and bankers strike for electoral reform (Huelga de brazos caidos), 1947

Costa Rica
Time period
19 July, 1947 to 4 August, 1947
Total points
8 out of 10 points
Name of researcher, and date dd/mm/yyyy
Dylan Hillerbrand, 26/02/2012

In July 1947, Costa Ricans related to the opposition political coalition launched a strike to protest the perceived partiality of the government in upcoming Presidential elections, and to call for the reversal of electoral and tax reform laws that had been enacted in 1946. Specifically, the strikers wanted assurances that measures would be taken to prevent electoral fraud.