Johnny Araya

Johnny Araya and his political life

One of the most extraordinary and enduring politicians of all time is Johnny Araya, a politician from the Republic of Costa Rica. Johnny Araya was born in April 1957. Starting from 1982, Araya’s political career has spanned over many decades in the political scenario of Costa Rica.

A graduate from the University of Costa Rica, Araya has played several crucial roles in Costa Rican politics. Araya has been the President Delegate as well as a member of the FMCU which is the “Bureau of the World Federation of United Cities.” He also occupied the position of Vice President of the UCCI executive committee from the year 2004 up to 2006. Between 2006 and 2008, Araya was once again the UCCI Co-President.

From 2010 to 2012, Araya was the Vice President of the UCCI. From 1998 to 2001 Araya was the Mayor of San Jose. He was again elected Mayor in 2003. He is one of the members of the National Assembly, as well as Provincial Assembly of San Jose. He is a member of the San Jose Canton Assembly and the National Policy Board of Costa Rica. Araya has occupied various positions, such as being the Vice President of the UCCI(Union of Ibero-American Capital Cities) that represent the regions of Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central America from 1996 up to the year 2000, and then from 2004 up to 2006. He was the Presidential candidate for the PLN party which is the National Liberation Party in Costa Rica in the year 2013.