Dominican Republic general election, 1974

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General elections were held in the Dominican Republic on 16 May 1974.[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 in alliance with the National Youth Movement. Voter turnout was 71.7%.[3]

Results[edit]

President[edit]

Candidate Party Votes %
Joaquín Balaguer Reformist Party 942,726 84.7
Luis Homero Lajara Burgos Popular Democratic Party 170,693 15.3
Invalid/blank votes 404,878 -
Total 1,518,297 100
Source: Nohlen

Congress[edit]

Party Votes % House Senate
Seats +/- Seats +/-
Reformist Party-National Youth Movement¹ 929,112 89.8 86 +26 27 +1
Popular Democratic Party 62,682 6.1 3 New 0 New
Movimento Municipal del Pueblo 42,391 4.1 1 New 0 New
Moviemento Voluntad Popular 1 New 0 New
Invalid/blank votes 404,878 - - - - -
Total 1,439,057 100 91 +17 27 0
Source: Nohlen

¹ The Reformist Party won 75 House seats and 21 Senate seats, whilst the National Movement won 11 House seats and 4 Senate seats.

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