Dominican Republic presidential election, 1996

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Presidential elections were held in the Dominican Republic on 16 May 1996, with a second round on 30 June.[1] Whilst José Francisco Peña Gómez won the most votes in the first round, he was defeated by Leonel Fernández in the second after the Social Christian Reformist Party, whose candidate had lost in the first round, declared their support for Fernández.[2] Voter turnout was 78.6% in the first round and 76.8% in the second.[3]


Candidate Party First round Second round
Votes % Votes %
José Francisco Peña Gómez Dominican Revolutionary Party 1,333,925 45.9 1,394,641 48.7
Leonel Fernández Dominican Liberation Party 1,130,523 38.9 1,466,382 51.3
Jacinto Peynado Social Christian Reformist Party 435,504 15.0
José Rafael Abinader Social Democratic Alliance 3,907 0.1
Invalid/blank votes 45,120 - 19,402 -
Total 2,948,979 100 2,880,425 100
Source: Nohlen


  1. ^ Nohlen, D (2005) Elections in the Americas: A data handbook, Volume I, p247 ISBN 978-0-19-928357-6
  2. ^ Nohlen, p242
  3. ^ Nohlen, p248