Dominican Republic general election, 1966

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General elections were held in the Dominican Republic on 1 January 1966.[1] Following the 1963 coup which toppled elected president Juan Bosch of the Dominican Revolutionary Party, supporters of his constitutional reforms were excluded from the elections,[2] although Bosch himself contested them. The result was a victory for Joaquín Balaguer of the Reformist Party, whilst his party also won the Congressional elections. Voter turnout was 75.6%.[3]

Results[edit]

President[edit]

Candidate Party Votes %
Joaquín Balaguer Reformist Party 775,805 57.7
Juan Bosch Dominican Revolutionary Party 525,230 39.0
Rafael Bonnelly National Civic Union 39,525 2.9
Fourteen other candidates 4,834 0.4
Invalid/blank votes 27,291 -
Total 1,372,695 100
Source: Nohlen

Congress[edit]

Party Votes % House Senate
Seats +/- Seats +/-
Reformist Party 759,889 56.4 48 New 22 New
Dominican Revolutionary Party 494,570 36.8 26 -23 5 -17
Social Christian Revolutionary Party 30,660 2.3 0 -1 0 0
National Civic Union 16,152 1.2 0 -20 0 -4
VRD 13,855 1.0 0 0 0 0
Christian Democratic Party 9,376 0.7 0 New 0 New
Evolutionist Liberal Party 6,540 0.5 0 New 0 New
Revolutionary Action Party 5,489 0.4 0 New 0 New
14 June Party 4,834 0.4 0 New 0 New
Democratic Revolutionary Nationalist Party 4,039 0.3 0 -4 - -1
Invalid/blank votes 27,291 - - - - -
Total 1,372,695 100 74 0 27 0
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, p240
  3. ^ Nohlen, p248