Dominican Republic general election, 1947

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General elections were held in the Dominican Republic on 16 May 1947.[1] For the first time since the 1924 elections (and the only time during the Trujillo's rule) there was more than one presidential candidate. However, the incumbent Rafael Trujillo remained in power after receiving 93% of the vote. His Dominican Party won every seat in the Congressional elections.

Results[edit]

President[edit]

Candidate Party Votes %
Rafael Trujillo Dominican Party 781,389 93.0
Rafael Espaillat Democratic National Party 29,765 3.5
Francisco Prats Ramírez National Labour Party (Dominican Republic) 29,186 3.5
Invalid/blank votes -
Total 840,340 100
Source: Nohlen

Congress[edit]

Party Votes % House Senate
Seats +/- Seats +/-
Dominican Party 781,389 93.0 45 +10 19 +3
Democratic National Party 29,765 3.5 0 New 0 New
National Labour Party 29,186 3.5 0 New 0 New
Invalid/blank votes - - - -
Total 840,340 100 45 +10 19 +3
Source: Nohlen

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nohlen, D (2005) Elections in the Americas: A data handbook, Volume I, p247 ISBN 978-0-19-928357-6