On Wednesday, the Legislative Assembly swore in the two new magistrates of Court III of the Supreme Court of Justice: Álvaro Burgos Mata and Gerardo Rubén Alfaro Vargas, who were elected by Congress on Tuesday for a period of eight years.
The first one was elected to succeed Celso Gamboa, who was dismissed on April 10th, 2018. And the second was elected to replace Doris Arias, who retired on July 30th, 2018.
Burgos Mata is a lawyer and criminologist, criminal judge and professor, while Alfaro Vargas is judge of the Court of Appeals for Criminal Cases in Guanacaste.
The press could not have access to the new magistrates before they were sworn in.
Lawmakers are still awaiting the election of another magistrate for the Criminal Cassation Chamber, to replace Carlos Chinchilla.