Dominican Republic general election, 1990

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General elections were held in the Dominican Republic on 16 May 1990.[1] Following a long vote count, Joaquín Balaguer of the Social Christian Reformist Party was declared winner of the presidential election,[2] whilst in the Congressional elections the PSRC received the most votes and won a majority in the Senate, although the Dominican Liberation Party won the most seats in the House of Representatives. Voter turnout was 59.9%.[3]

Balaguer's victory prompted protests and accusations of fraud.[4] This led the Central Elections Authority to introduce several reforms to the electoral law in 1992, including an increase in the number of members of the Authority and the production of a new electoral roll.[4]

Results[edit]

President[edit]

Candidate Party Votes %
Joaquín Balaguer Social Christian Reformist Party 678,065 35.5
Juan Bosch Dominican Liberation Party 653,595 33.8
José Francisco Peña Gómez Dominican Revolutionary Party 449,399 23.2
Jacobo Majluta Azar Independent Revolutionary Party 135,649 7.1
Other candidates 17,815 0.9
Invalid/blank votes 48,356 -
Total 1,982,889 100
Source: Nohlen

Congress[edit]

Party Votes % House Senate
Seats +/- Seats +/-
PRSC and allies¹ 663,127 34.6 41 - 16 -
PLD-UD 625,929 32.7 44 - 12 -
PRD-BS-PTD 447,605 23.4 33 - 2 -
Independent Revolutionary Party 139,769 7.3 2 New 0 New
PPC-MIM 8,081 0.4 0 - 0 -
National Progressive Force 18,539 1.0 0 New 0 New
Constitutional Action Party 0 New 0 New
Communist Party of the Dominican Republic 0 New 0 New
Party of the Dominican People 0 New 0 New
Muica 11,052 0.6 0 New 0 New
MAR 0 New 0 New
Migrelu 0 New 0 New
MFP 0 New 0 New
MIS 0 New 0 New
Movimiento Independient Meta 0 New 0 New
Invalid/blank votes 48,356 - - - - -
Total 1,962,458 100 120 0 30 0
Source: Nohlen

¹ PRSC allies included the Quisqueyano Democratic Party, La Estructura, the Institutional Democratic Party, the National Civic Veterans Party, MOFEI, Frente Amplio de Organizaciones Comunnales-Futuro Verde, MSDO, FDE, MAIS and Morepma

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
  4. ^ a b Nohlen, p242