Dominican Republic general election, 1970

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General elections were held in the Dominican Republic on 16 May 1970.[1] The main opposition party, the Dominican Revolutionary Party, did not contest the election, leaving only the ruling Reformist Party and some right-wing and centre-right parties.[2] Incumbent Joaquín Balaguer won the presidential election, whilst his Reformist Party won the Congressional elections. Voter turnout was 63.5%.[3]

Results[edit]

President[edit]

Candidate Party Votes %
Joaquín Balaguer Reformist Party 707,136 57.2
Francisco Lora Movement of Democratic Integration 252,760 20.4
Elías Wessin y Wessin Democratic Quisqueyano Party 168,751 13.6
Alfonso Moreno Martínez Social Christian Revolutionary Party 63,797 5.1
Jaime Manuel Fernández Movement of National Reconciliation 45,861 3.7
Invalid/blank votes 59,638 -
Total 1,297,843 100
Source: Nohlen

Congress[edit]

Party Votes % House Senate
Seats +/- Seats +/-
Reformist Party 653,565 52.8 45 -3 21 -1
Movement of Democratic Integration 252,760 20.4 11 New 1 New
Democratic Quisqueyano Party 168,751 13.6 3 New 0 New
Social Christian Revolutionary Party 63,697 5.1 0 -1 0 0
National Youth Movement 53,571 4.3 15 New 5 New
Movement of National Reconciliation 45,861 3.7 0 New 0 New
Invalid/blank votes 59,638 - - - - -
Total 1,297,843 100 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, p241
  3. ^ Nohlen, p248