As the sun began to set on Costa Rica's 2014 elections, supporters lined the Inter-American Highway in San Pedro, east of San José, cheering wildly and honking their horns: Beep beep beep, BEEP. Beep beep beep, BEEP. Helicopters flew over. Car alarms sounded. Strangers smiled at each other, gave high fives and hugged, despite the colors of the flags they held. In Costa Rica, election time is also a celebration of democracy.