Dominican Republic general election, 1962

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General elections were held in the Dominican Republic on 20 December 1962,[1] the first after the end of the Trujillo dictatorship. Juan Bosch of the Dominican Revolutionary Party won the presidential election, whilst his party also won the Congressional elections. There was also an election for a Constitutional Assembly, whose role was to amend certain articles of the constitution.[2] However, reforms implemented by Bosch alienated the American government and the local oligarchy, leading to a coup the following year.[3] Voter turnout was 64.7%.[4]

Results[edit]

President[edit]

Candidate Party Votes %
Juan Bosch Dominican Revolutionary Party 628,044 59.5
Viriato Fiallo National Civic Union 317,327 30.1
Alfonso Moreno Martínez Social Christian Revolutionary Party 54,638 5.2
Virgilio Maynardi Reyna Democratic Revolutionary Nationalist Paty 35,764 3.4
Juan Isidro Jiménez Grullón Social Democratic Alliance 17,898 1.7
Authentic Dominican Revolutionary Party 1,273 0.1
Invalid/blank votes 18,291 -
Total 1,073,245 100
Source: Nohlen

Congress[edit]

Party Votes % House Senate
Seats Seats
Dominican Revolutionary Party 592,088 56.5 49 22
National Civic Union 315,371 30.1 20 4
Social Christian Revolutionary Party 56,794 5.4 1 0
Democratic Revolutionary Nationalist Party 36,972 3.5 4 1
Social Democratic Alliance 18,726 1.8 0 0
VRD 18,856 1.8 0 0
Authentic Dominican Revolutionary Party 5,306 0.5 0 0
National Party 4,161 0.4 0 0
Invalid/blank votes 18,291 - - -
Total 1,066,295 100 74 27
Source: Nohlen

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nohlen, D (2005) Elections in the Americas: A data handbook, Volume I, p247 ISBN 978-0-19-928357-6
  2. ^ Nohlen, p252
  3. ^ Nohlen, p240
  4. ^ Nohlen, p248