Dominican Republic general election, 1994

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General elections were held in the Dominican Republic on 16 May 1994.[1] Joaquín Balaguer of the Social Christian Reformist Party won the presidential election, whilst the Dominican Revolutionary Party-led alliance won the Congressional elections. Voter turnout was 87.6%.[2]

Despite reforms after the 1990 elections, including a new electoral roll, these elections were also branded fraudulent.[3] Following the election an agreement known as the Pacto por la Democracia (Pact for Democracy) was reached, which shortened the presidential term to two years, allowing new elections to be held in 1996 in which Balaguer would not run (for the first time since 1966).[3]

Results[edit]

President[edit]

Candidate Party Votes %
Joaquín Balaguer Social Christian Reformist Party 1,275,460 43.3
José Francisco Peña Gómez Dominican Revolutionary Party 1,253,179 41.6
Juan Bosch Dominican Liberation Party 395,653 13.1
Jacobo Majluta Azar Independent Revolutionary Party 68,910 2.3
Antonio Reynoso Movement for Independence, Unity and Change 22,548 0.8
Invalid/blank votes 147,646 -
Total 3,163,396 100
Source: Nohlen

Congress[edit]

Party Votes % House Senate
Seats +/- Seats +/-
PRD-UD-PRI-BIS-PQD-ASD-PNVC 1,244,441 41.9 57 - 15 -
PRSC-PDP 1,160,405 39.1 50 - 14 -
Dominican Liberation Party 467,617 15.8 13 - 1 -
Institutional Democratic Party 95,819 3.2 0 - 0 -
Movement of National Reconciliation 0 New 0 New
Party of the Dominican People 0 0 0 0
National Renaissance Party 0 New 0 New
Invalid/blank votes 182,556 - - - - -
Total 3,150,838 100 120 0 30 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, p248
  3. ^ a b Nohlen, p242