Elections in the Dominican Republic

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Elections in the Dominican Republic gives information on election and election results in the Dominican Republic.

The Dominican Republic elects on national level a head of state - the president - and a legislature. The president is elected for a four-year term by the people. The Congress of the Republic (Congreso de la República) has two chambers. The Chamber of Deputies (Cámara de Diputados) has 183 members (until 2010 only 178 members), elected for a four-year term by proportional representation in each of the provinces. The Senate (Senado) has 32 members, elected for a four-year term in single-seat constituencies. The Dominican Republic has a multi-party system, with two or three strong parties and a third party that is electorally successful.

Schedule[edit]

Election[edit]

Position 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Type Presidential (February) None National Congress (February)
Gubernatorial (February)
None Presidential (February)
President and
vice president
President and vice president None President and vice president
National Congress None All seats None
Provinces, cities and municipalities None All positions None

Inauguration[edit]

Position 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Type Presidential (August) None National Congress (August)
Gubernatorial (August)
None Presidential (August)
President and
vice president
16 August None 16 August
National Congress None 16 August None
Provinces, cities and municipalities None 16 August None

Latest elections[edit]

2010 Parliamentary election[edit]

e • d Summary of the 16 May 2010 Congress of the Dominican Republic election results
Parties and alliances Votes % Deputies Senators
Dominican Liberation Party (Partido de la Liberación Dominicana) and allies 1,808,817 54.61 105 31
Dominican Revolutionary Party (Partido Revolucionario Dominicana) and allies 1,387,696 41.90 75 0
Social Christian Reformist Party (Partido Reformista Social Cristiano) 48,308 1.46 3 1
Revolutionary Social Democratic Party (Partido Revolucionario Social Demócrata) 20,681 0.62
Dominicans for Change (Dominicanos por el Cambio) 15,932 0.48
Movement for Independence, Unity and Change (Movimiento Independencia, Unidad y Cambio) 15,824 0.48
Independent Revolutionary Party (Partido Revolucionario Independiente) 7,990 0.24
Christian Democratic Union (Unión Demócrata Cristiana) 3,919 0.12
Democratic Institutional Party (Partido Demócrata Institucional) 1,734 0.05
Dominican Social Alliance (Alianza Social Dominicana) 556 0.02
Green Party of Democratic Unity (Partido Verde de la Unidad Democrática) 520 0.02
Total (turnout 54.15%) 3,311,977 100.00 183 32
Source: Junta Central Electoral, european pressphoto agency

2008 Presidential election[edit]

e • d Summary of the 16 May 2008 Dominican Republic presidential election results
Candidates – Parties Votes %
Leonel FernándezDominican Liberation Party and allies (Partido de la Liberación Dominicana y aliados) 2,199,734 53.83
Miguel VargasDominican Revolutionary Party and allies (Partido Revolucionario Dominicano y aliados) 1,654,066 40.48
Amable Aristy CastroSocial Christian Reformist Party (Partido Reformista Social Cristiano) 187,645 4.59
Eduardo EstrellaRevolutionary Social Democratic Party and allies (Partido Revolucionario Social Demócrata y aliados) 19,309 0.47
Guillermo MorenoMovement for Independence, Unity and Change (Movimiento Independencia, Unidad y Cambio) 18,136 0.44
Pedro de Jesús CandelierPopular Alliance Party (Partido Alianza Popular) 6,118 0.15
Trajano SantanaIndependent Revolutionary Party (Partido Revolucionario Independiente) 1,533 0.04
Total (turnout 70.67 %) 4,086,541 100.00%
Source: Junta Central Electoral

2006 Parliamentary election[edit]

e • d Summary of the 16 May 2006 Congress of the Dominican Republic election results
Parties Votes % Deputies Senators
Progressive Bloc
(Bloque Progresista)
Dominican Liberation Party (Partido de la Liberación Dominicana) 1,387,878 46.4 96 22
Institutional Social Democratic Bloc (Bloque Institucional Socialdemócrata) 75,872 2.54
Alliance for Democracy (Alianza por la Democracia) 46,573 1.56
Christian Democratic Union (Unión Demócrata Cristiana) 24,868 0.83
Dominican Workers' Party (Partido de los Trabajadores Dominicanos) 16,684 0.56
Liberal Party of the Dominican Republic (Partido Liberal de República Dominicana) 14,456 0.48
Grand National Alliance
(Gran Alianza Nacional)
Dominican Revolutionary Party (Partido Revolucionario Dominicana) 931,151 31.13 60 7
Social Christian Reformist Party (Partido Reformista Social Cristiano) 326,893 10.93 22 3
National Unity Party (Partido de Unidad Nacional) 34,755 1.16
Quisqueyano Christian Democratic Party (Partido Quisqueyano Demócrata Cristiano) 23,929 0.80
Green Party of Democratic Unity (Partido Verde de la Unidad Democrática) 14,623 0.49
National Civic Veterans Party (Partido Nacional de Veteranos y Civiles) 11,984 0.40
Dominican Social Alliance (Alianza Social Dominicana) 6,033 0.20
Popular Democratic Party (Partido Demócrata Popular ) 5,400 0.18
Christian People's Party (Partido Popular Cristiano) 4,793 0.16
Others Revolutionary Social Democratic Party (Partido Revolucionario Social Demócrata) 45,744 1.53 - -
Movement for Independence, Unity and Change (Movimiento Independencia, Unidad y Cambio) 8,538 0.29 - -
Independent Revolutionary Party (Partido Revolucionario Independiente) 5,458 0.19 - -
National Renaissance Party (Partido Renacentista Nacional ) 2,914 0.10 - -
Dominican Humanist Party (Partido Humanista Dominica) 2,485 0.08 - -
Total (turnout 56.5 %) 2,991,031   178 32
Source: Junta Central Electoral and E-Polityka.pl

2004 Presidential election[edit]

e • d Summary of the 16 May 2004 Dominican Republic presidential election results
Candidates - Parties Votes %
Leonel Fernández - Dominican Liberation Party (Partido de la Liberación Dominicana) 2,063,871 57.11
Hipólito Mejía - Dominican Revolutionary Party (Partido Revolucionario Dominicana) 1,215,928 33.65
Eduardo Estrella - Social Christian Reformist Party (Partido Reformista Social Cristiano) 312,493 8.65
Others 21,408 0.59
Total (turnout 72.8 %) 3,613,700 100.00
Source: Junta Central Electoral

Past elections[edit]

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